Russell Brand — Arrest Warrant Issued for iPhone Toss

0314_russell_brand_tmz_EXRussell Brand isn”t out of the fire for tossing a paparazzo”s iPhone — New Orleans police have issued a warrant for his arrest.

New Orleans PD tells our sources a misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued tonight … following Brand”s run-in with a pap on Monday.

Brand is accused of grabbing the photog”s iPhone and hurling it through the window of a nearby law firm.

As our sources first reported … people connected to Brand contacted the law firm and said the actor would be willing to pay for the damage to the window.

Russell is still in New Orleans filming a movie. We contacted a rep for the production … who refused to comment on the warrant.