Russell Brand has been named in a police report in New Orleans tonight … by a paparazzo who claims the actor snatched his cell phone out of his hand and fired it through the window of an abandoned building … TMZ has learned.
We’re told … Jackson claimed he was with a group of photogs … when he began to shoot Brand with his iPhone. Jackson claims Brand flipped out, wrestled the phone out of his hand … and then Nolan Ryan’d it at a nearby building, shattering a glass window.
We’re told the pap immediately filed a police report. No word if he got his phone back.
Calls to Brand’s rep have not been returned.
Law enforcement tells TMZ … cops are investigating the incident and would like to speak with Brand as soon as possible.