Russell Brand Poses For Mug Shot In What Appears To Be A New Orleans Sub-Basement

So the comedian Russell Brand turned himself in this afternoon to New Orleans cops on a criminal charge related to an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a wannabe paparazzi’s phone and hurled it through a window.

Which resulted in the above mug shot of the 36-year-old Brit.

Which left us, again, puzzled about the bizarre angle at which the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office photographs perps. Witness Nicolas Cage, “Zeitoun,” and this alleged teabagger.

As it turns out, sheriff’s personnel process arrestees in what used to be a large warehouse (and which has maintained its ambience despite a change in usage).