Russell Brand arrested for iPhone throw, freed on bail

Russell Brand's mug shot.

Russell Brand's mug shot.

Russell Brand was released on bail Thursday, after turning himself in to New Orleans authorities earlier the same day for allegedly hurling a photographer's iPhone through a window.

The British comedian, star of "Get Him To The Greek" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," was freed on a $5,000 bond, TMZ reported.

He had surrendered to police after an arrest warrant was issued for the charge of "simple criminal damage" in the amount of $700.

Photographer Timothy Jackson said he had been out with several fellow photographers Monday night when he started taking pictures of the 36-year-old Brand with his iPhone. Brand allegedly "flipped out" and snatched Jackson's phone before throwing it at a building, breaking a window in the process, Radar Online said.

Brand has since paid for repairs to the broken window -- belonging to a law firm.

On Wednesday, Brand joked about the incident, tweeting, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

Brand, who split from his pop singer wife Katy Perry last year, is currently filming a movie in New Orleans.

In 2010, he was arrested on suspected battery charges after he allegedly attacked a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport. He escaped punishment after his lawyers came to an undisclosed agreement with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.