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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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1.

Jay W.     

Any publicity is good publicity...

951 days ago
2.

BigTim    

Deport the damn idiot

951 days ago
3.

CC    

Courtesy flush Brand to whatever slime pool he came from please.....

951 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

poor guy, with that cute accent they will pass him around like currency.

951 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

just a jerk..simple..doesn't matter..always into doing stupid stuff...glad katy is free of him...she will make a awesome mommy one day..him..not so much!

951 days ago
6.

HermesHeiress    

Next time Russell should put his foot up their ying yang.

951 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Poor celebs... they have no privacy what so ever but the paps will make you famous. At your expense of course.

951 days ago
8.

Kamila    

Now when will they issue an arrest warrant for Chris Brown? Why is he getting special treatment?

951 days ago
9.

brad    

Who knows, maybe when Russell freaked out and threw the guy's iPhone he was having a flashback to when he was doing the movie "Arthur" about the drunken, irresponsible, childish son of a billionaire.

If you watched the original movie "Arthur" with Dudley Moore you know what I mean. Arthur wouldn't have thought twice about doing what Russell did. I suspect Russell will have to dig deep in his pockets to pay for this mess he got into. Too bad he's not the son of a billionaire in real life. He better not mess with those judges in Louisiana either. A lot of them don't have Russell's sense of humor at all. They'll probably think he's a gay rock star or something. :)

951 days ago
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Aussie Steve    

Don't blame Brand ..... honestly, it's about time someone stuck it to the paparazzi. What would you have done in his case? If this happened in Australia, the paparazzi would have been told to buy a new phone.

951 days ago
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victorpark    

No-talent, Eurotrash d-bag.

951 days ago
12.

Seldombinlaid    

Tell him to get Browns lawyer

951 days ago
13.

cman    

Who is this douchebag again?

951 days ago
14.

Edward    

It's okay for Lindsay Lohan to steal Jewelry but Brand will get nailed because he took a phone away from a photographer.

Sounds about right...

951 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...and this is CELEBRITY NEWS IN 2012...wowzer...

951 days ago
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