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Russell Brand

Named in Police Report

As Alleged Cell Phone Snatcher

3/13/2012 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0312-russell_brand_iphone_inf_EXRussell Brand has been named in a police report in New Orleans ... by a paparazzo who claims the actor snatched his cell phone out of his hand and fired it through the window of a nearby building ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell TMZ ... a photog named Timothy Jackson filed the report, citing "criminal damages" over an incident that went down Monday night.

Jackson told cops he was with a group of photogs ... when he began to shoot Brand with his iPhone from his car. Jackson claims Brand flipped out, wrestled the phone out of his hand ... and then Nolan Ryan'd it at a nearby building, shattering a glass window.

The pap immediately filed a police report. No word if he got his phone back.

Calls to Brand's rep have not been returned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... cops are investigating the incident and would like to speak with Brand ASAP.

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61.

elysummers    

You go Russel! Shoe 'em what you got. lol shaking my head.

765 days ago
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HermesHeiress    

Leave the bloody guy alone.... I wouldn't have thrown it in an abandoned building ..I would have stuck it where the sun don't shine.No wonder people's privacy is being violated..celebs or no celebs...take a look at facebook,youtube and all over the web..enough is enough....keep your damn cell phone out of my face and out of my business.. your damn phones are not even paid for....thanks to 3yr contracts.

765 days ago
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Sunset Strip Dealer    

Is Stevie Wonder his stylist?

765 days ago
64.

uhhWTF    

That's what CELLPHONE INSURANCE is for! Please. Most of these photographers are douchebags. Maybe Russel was having a bad day and that guy got the ass end of it. Point is how about you someone ask permission before being so invasive and I PROMISE you wont get the same reaction.

765 days ago
65.

Ladytall    

People.. that is NOT Russell Brand!!!....talk about setting up a "pseudo" celebrity for money.

765 days ago
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HermesHeiress    

@ladytall...you might just be right ...that mustache does look suspicious.

765 days ago
67.

RATTLESNAKE     

Celebs make Great role models, pay them more they deserve it .... the dude with the cell phone must have looked wimpy otherwise Brand would not have done that ... not a brave action !

765 days ago
68.

Gerri    

Good for him. It would have been better to see the pap get thrown through the window :)

765 days ago
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jwoolman    

Uh, oh. Is Brand still on probation for something? Is that why he had trouble getting into Canada? If so, that would get him into more trouble over this. Regardless - he might also be on thin ice causing trouble because he's not a citizen. Don't know the threshold for getting deported, though.
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Can't quite figure how he would think he could grab and destroy someone else's phone or camera without consequences. An iPhone with some serious storage space costs several hundred dollars even with a two year contract, and I would assume a photog would need a lot of memory.

765 days ago
70.

KingJason13    

Just one of the dangers on the frontlines of Entertainment Media!

765 days ago
71.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

No more Katy and that means lots of sexual frustration.

765 days ago
72.

Regina    

Awww, what's the matter Russell, you upset because your career tanked now that you are divorced from your meal ticket (oops, ex wife).It's not the same as dating a model that nobody has heard of is it???

765 days ago
73.

zoey    

that phone is definitely on a call and not shooting video.

765 days ago
74.

VladZu    

RUSSEL BRAND SUCKS!

765 days ago
75.

Billy Bob    

I saw Pauly Shores in an airport once. I whipped out my phone and started to take a pic, he turned around so I couldn't get a shot. You would think Pauly would be happy anyone wanted his picture.

765 days ago
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