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Russell Brand Turns Himself In To Police

Entertainment Tonight, Thursday, March 15, 2012, 2:15pm (PDT)

Entertainment Tonight.

ET can confirm that actor and comedian Russell Brand has turned himself in to police custody not long after a warrant had been issued for his arrest relating to an alleged incident with a paparazzo.

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At approximately 4PM, Brand, 36, was booked by the New Orleans Police Department and is currently on hold and expected to be released following payment of a $5000 bond.

The arrest warrant, for simple criminal damage to property, was issued earlier this week, and according to a TMZ report, Brand purportedly snatched a paparazzo's cell phone from his car when the man began to film him and threw the phone through the window of a nearby building on Monday night.

Brand has yet to make an official statement regarding the incident but made reference to it in a comedic tone on Twitter, writing, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

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