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Russell Brand spent less than an hour in a New Orleans jail on Thursday, March 15, after he turned himself following an arrest warrant that was issued over his confrontation with a celebrity photographer.
The 36-year-old, who is in the state to film a Diablo Cody movie, had joked about the incident, which occurred on Monday. He was accused of tossing the man's cell phone through the window of a law firm office.
An arrest warrant over a 'simple damage charge for the amount of $700' was issued. Brand turned himself in on Thursday afternoon and was booked around 4 p.m. local time. His bail was set at $5,000. Brand was released about half an hour later.
'Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently,' Brand Tweeted on Wednesday. 'What I did was a tribute to his memory.'
Jobs, the late CEO and co-founder of Apple, which manufactures the iPhone, died last year. Depending on the model, the amount of memory installed in it and whether or not it comes with a provider contract commitment, the popular smartphone can retail for $699.
(Pictured: Russell Brand appears in a mug shot taken after he was arrested and jailed briefly on March 15, 2012 in New Orleans. He was accused of tossing a photographer's iPhone through a window of a law film office. / An iPhone.)
(New Orleans Parish Jail)