Russell Brand's phone stolen during India tour

The 40-year-old was meeting residents of a slum when he became victim of a cell phone robbery


Entertainment Desk July 07, 2015
The 40-year-old was meeting residents of a slum when he became victim to a cell phone robbery. PHOTO: MIRROR.CO.UK

Stand-up comedian Russell Brand's phone was nicked by a pickpocket during his visit to a slum in India but was returned soon after, leaving him thrilled.

The 40-year-old was meeting residents of a slum when he became victim of a cell phone robbery. He was pickpocketed while talking to a group of children.

Fortunately for him another child saw it happen and immediately ran after the thief and returned Russell's phone back to him. A grateful Russell offered the good Samaritan money in return but the child refused.

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The singer was so impressed by the child who was 'living by a higher code' that he immediately took to Instagram to tell the tale of the 'amazing' incident to his fans.


Snippets of a video showed him at the slum, surrounded by kids when a small boy in a blue shirt sneaks his way behind Russell and runs off with his phone.

In another short video clip, Russell explained the incident and looked visibly startled by the event.
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“I went to try and give him money and stuff and he looked at me as if it meant nothing, like, the money. That kid was living by a higher code,” said the befuddled actor.

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The comedian and activist was in India to perform his stand-up show for the Comedy Central Chuckles Festival in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore.

COMMENTS (2)

vicktor d'souza | 5 years ago | Reply @Toprank: Prolly was, just doesn't know it yet. Should get a blood test upon returning home..
Toprank | 5 years ago | Reply knowing India, he should be glad he wasn't raped. ET dont deny freedom of speech, and print this.
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