03/16/2012 AT 7:55 AM ET
Not a pretty picture.
Russell Brand was taken into police custody Thursday in New Orleans after he allegedly grabbed a photographer’s iPhone and threw it out a window, according to reports.
The comedian, 36, was released after posting $5,000 bail, New Orleans police spokesman Garry Flot told Reuters.
The alleged phone-tossing incident occurred Monday, when a paparazzi photographer filed a police report stating that Brand, whose divorce from Katy Perry was finalized last month, had grabbed his iPhone while the photographer was sitting in a car and hurled it out a window, breaking the window in the process.