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Russell Brand

Arrest Warrant Issued

for iPhone Toss

3/15/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Russell Brand
isn't out of the fire for tossing a paparazzo's iPhone -- New Orleans police have issued a warrant for his arrest.

New Orleans PD tells TMZ a misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued tonight ... following Brand's run-in with a pap on Monday.

Brand is accused of grabbing the photog's iPhone and hurling it through the window of a nearby law firm.

As TMZ first reported ... people connected to Brand contacted the law firm and said the actor would be willing to pay for the damage to the window.

Russell is still in New Orleans filming a movie. We contacted a rep for the production ... who refused to comment on the warrant.

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31.

Fat Mike    

Whoever brought up the charges is the biggest self-important douche to ever walk the streets of LA. Oh no, the Lindsay "victim" might take the title on that one.

850 days ago
32.

jack     

Someone needs to explain to the new orleans police how celebrity justice works!

850 days ago
33.

lexiheigh    

Its apt punishment for him. A judge has granted Katy Perry and Russell Brand a divorce, although the pair wont be legally split up until July. Superior Court Judge Marc Marmaro signed the judgment Wednesday, less than six weeks after Brand filed for divorce. For more news - http://www.newusanews.com/

850 days ago
34.

VladZu    

He will be easy for law enforcement to find. Why? They can just listen for the sucking sound... because...
RUSSEL BRAND SUCKS!

850 days ago
35.

road_angel    

Darn Papparazzi there sickening always in your face and in your business. Bunch of low lifes who can't find a real job but to annoy people. They need to change the laws for these scavangers so they can't bother people so freely. No ones learn from Princess Diana's death I see.

850 days ago
36.

Moonbeam    

Is Chris Brown going to be charged for driving off with that woman's iphone when she tried to take his photo?

850 days ago
37.

Nunya    

so russ is going to be arrested but beat her down chris brown is still walking the streets? this some bull***

850 days ago
38.

Celebrities Suck    

Russell Brand that's what you get for throwing a b!tch fit...

850 days ago
39.

lucyfilmore    

I love this guy, I hope he gets a new iPhone for free just for doing this!

http://lucyfilmore.podomatic.com/

850 days ago
40.

BB not bb    

Oh brother do the courts and jails really need to waste money over this guy? He just went through a stupid divorce for no good reason from a woman he wanted to be with. He is probably under stress and just threw a little fit. He is willing to pay for the window, so why don't they just let him and say case closed?


Are they trying to send a message to his kind in New Orleans? If the private citizens are not filing charges, then why are the police? Maybe they figure they can fine him?

850 days ago
41.

Joe    

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DEPORT HIM !

850 days ago
42.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Dear UK,

Please take all your no talent hacks back. That would include, Simon Cowell, Russel Brand, Simon Lythgoe and Piers Morgan.

We'll keep Gervais but the rest need to go home.

Thank you,
America

850 days ago
43.

Manimal    

I never liked Russell Brand his humor s*cks the best thing Katy Perry ever did was get away from this loser.

850 days ago
44.

mintjulep    

What does Russell's people agreeing to pay for his mess do for anyone? He is made of money. Letting him just throw chump change at his problems doesn't teach him anything or benefit society positively in any way. That's like us pouring money into Africa and saying, "Here, fix it." He should be reprimanded for his childish out bursts.

850 days ago
45.

Lori    

You know, I have always been on the fence about Russell Brand. Some of the things he has done were kinda gross but he can be funny. After this, I am not a fan AND come to think of it - do something with your effing hair - it looks like a rat's nest.

850 days ago
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