Chris Brown was asked squarely for the first time -- Did he steal a Florida woman's cell phone?
Brown -- who was in Orlando -- was mum on the subject, but the freelance photog had some choice words for the silent Brown.
24-year-old Christal Spann filed a police report last Sunday -- claiming the singer snatched her phone right out of her hands when she tried to take a picture of him ... then drove away.
We posted a video this morning, showing an agitated Christal describing the incident to police ... just moments after the alleged phone-jacking.
The case is under criminal investigation.
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