Brand turned himself into police on March 15, TMZ
reports. He then explained his actions through a tweet
saying "Since Steve Jobs died, I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently. What I did was a tribute to his memory." The tweet received well over 50 retweets and favorites.
Brand had been in New Orleans shooting the film Lamb Of God
, E! Online
Back in March, TMZ
reported that Brand had agreed to pay for the smashed window. He was still arrested, however, for his actions, but was released on $5,000 bond.
Initially, it was unclear whether the comic actor would be charged with a felony for the damage. He hired New Orleans attorney Robert Glass to defend him. If his client had been charged with a felony, Glass would have argued that the damages cost less than $500. Brand paid $240 to fix the window.
The New Orleans Parish District Attorney's office finally decided that Brand should be charged only with a misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces 6 months in jail.