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Russell Brand

Arrested for Cell Phone Snatch and Smash

3/15/2012 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Russell Brand
has been arrested for allegedly grabbing a photog's cell phone and firing it through the window of a New Orleans law firm ... TMZ has learned.

Russell turned himself in to New Orleans police within the last hour and is currently in police custody.

TMZ broke the story ... Russell got pissed Monday night, after a photog began taking pictures on his iPhone.  Russell allegedly took the cell phone and hurled it through the window of a law office. 

The photog got the phone back and Russell agreed to pay for the window, but that didn't satisfy cops and prosecutors.  A warrant was issued for Russell's arrest.

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5:40 PM PT: Russell has been released.

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New Orleans    

Hope he gets the death penalty. We used to like him, but we hate him now.

770 days ago
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ActorMike    

Surprised anyone even knew who he was.

770 days ago
3.

Kevin    

Bet he wishes he'd stayed with Katy. Damn fool.

770 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Dude took care of this...now you want him arrested? What a bunch of pussìes!

770 days ago
5.

tenley    

? Isn't an arrest something that can get him deported?

770 days ago
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wrx7182    

I hope this ass gets the book thrown at him

770 days ago
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wrx7182    

I hope this ass gets the book thrown at him

770 days ago
8.

melissa    

Sorry Harvey,I think he looks more like Manson(Charles that is,NOT Marilyn),though BOTH are freaky!

770 days ago
9.

campy    

DEPORT HIS ASS!

770 days ago
10.

patty    

serious! - there really isn't more important crime there???

770 days ago
11.

ose    

CHRIS BROWN did the same thing what happened to him!!!

770 days ago
12.

Ace    

He might need some of Katie's money after all.

770 days ago
13.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

He is beginning to show some promise to the dark side.

770 days ago
14.

mebrat24    

He was arrested for breaking a window, why is it that Chris Brown wasn't arrested when he did it? The woman beater/chair/window da

770 days ago
15.

Tom Brokaw    

have a nice day Russel Brand, after seeing you try to rape everyone on SNL I can't wait to see you crash and burn

770 days ago
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