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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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well cant he just file a police report back since its illegal to snap pics of people without their promission?

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This low life fanboy should be honored.

862 days ago


There you go Russell that camra guy deserved it I bet! Screw em! But this will help Chris Brown beat his care if Russel gets off they where similar situations

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Sooo Chris Brown is pretty much crucified for the same crime that NO ONE but the alleged "victim" witnessed. Photographic evidence of Russel doing the SAME crime (many angles and shots as well)surface and you people are making excuses and bringing up his public rights? -Yikes-the hypocrisy is killing me right now!

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leave him be...if people wanna chase men with cameras...they should expect retaliation

860 days ago


Like most of the crap in the media, this has been blown so far out of proportion it's downright embarrassing. Yes, you can argue that Russell shouldn't have lost his temper, but at the same time, many of those paparazzi types push and push and cross the line and sometimes purposely provoke so they can claim foul and sell their story. Russell is a human being like anyone else and when pushed too far, will strike. This is actually tame compared to the likes of Alec Baldwin, Woody Harrelson, Bjork, Britney Spears, Kanye West, and Sean Penn. Though when those happened, with the exception of Bjork, I didn't see people calling THEM douches. Honestly, Russell should just pay for the damage and we all should move on to **** that is actually important and stop feeding the photography trolls who FLATTER themselves with the name paparazzi. And as a society, we should stop building up our celebrities only to strike them down the second they behave like any human would in their place.

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