Arrest warrant issued for actor Brand in N.O.
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for actor Russell Brand.
Brand, who is in New Orleans to film an untitled movie, faces a charge of simple criminal damage to property valued at $700.
Police spokesman Remi Braden could not immediately release details of the incident, which happened on Monday.
Celebrity website TMZ said the charges stem from a confrontation with a photographer who was trying to take Brand's photo from a car.
In a Twitter posting on Wednesday, Brand wrote, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."
Neither Brand nor his publicist could immediately be reached for comment.