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OTRC: Russell Brand arrested, jailed over iPhone toss - see mug shot (Photo)

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)

Russell Brand spent a brief amount of time in a New Orleans jail on Thursday, March 15, after he turned himself in following an arrest warrant that was issued over his confrontation with a celebrity photographer, who accused him of throwing his iPhone through a window.

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 iPhone through the window of a nearby 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 just before 4:15 p.m. local time. His bail was set at $5,000. The jail's booking system announced at 4:38 p.m. local time that Brand had been released .

"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.

The smashed window has already been replaced and paid for by a company called Lamb Productions, E! News reported. The working title for the film Brand is shooting is called "Lamb of God" and marks Cody's directorial debut.

The movie is about a conservative woman who suffers a crisis of faith after surviving a plane crash. It also stars Julianne Hough, who appears with Brand in the 2012 film "Rock of Ages," and recent Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

"She is one of the most brilliant writers out there and let me tell you, she does not disappoint with this script, either," Spencer told OnTheRedCarpet.com.

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