After a minor stint with the law, Russell Brand turned himself in to police in New Orleans on Thursday. The actor was charged for grabbing and smashing a paparazzo’s iPhone, before throwing it through a window in a nearby law firm.

Brand’s excuse for his behavior was that he was honoring the memory of Steve Jobs. He claimed that the photographer’s use of his phone was irreverent in the name of the late Apple CEO. He said “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”

Since then, Brand has paid $240 for the repair of the window, and posted $5,000 bond for his release from jail.

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