British comedian Russell Brand was free on bond after turning himself into New Orleans police to face criminal charges for snatching a paparazzo’s iPhone and firing it at the window of a nearby office.
Brand faces misdemeanor charges of “simple criminal damage to property” and was released on a $5,000 bond Thursday.
TMZ posted photos of Brand snatching the phone out of the hands of photographer Timothy Jackson, who was sitting in a car at the time.
Brand later offered to pay for the shattered window, the celebrity tracking website reported.
The notorious bad boy made light of the incident in a Twitter post Wednesday.
Brand, a recovering drug and alcohol addict with a reputation as a womanizer, found fame as a comedian and later as a TV and radio presenter in Britain before starring in hit Hollywood films “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek.”
He was arrested in 2010 after he allegedly attacked a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.
Brand filed for divorce in December to end his marriage to US pop star Katy Perry 14 months after the pair were wed in India.