Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft auto charges. Ice allegedly stole property from a foreclosed house in Florida.
Vanilla Ice A.K.A. Robert Matthew Van Winkle has reportedly been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft auto. Ice allegedly stole a number of objects including furniture, a pool heater and bicycle from a foreclosed home in Florida. The burglary took place earlier this month but Ice was only arrested in connection with the crime on Wednesday (18th February).
Vanilla Ice was arrested in Florida on Wednesday (18th February).
The incident is reportedly connected to Ice's television show, The Vanilla Ice Project. The DIY Network show follows former rapper Ice, now reinvented as a real estate developer, renovating homes. Ice, according to reports in The NY Daily News, was renovating a home close to the foreclosed house. Agents working for the banked owned property noticed items were missing and alerted the authorities. Police searched Ice's home in Palm Beach County and found a number of the stolen items.
A police spokesperson, speaking to the same newspaper, claimed Ice was being "very cooperative". 47-year-old Ice even escorted police around his home in order to retrieve the rest of the stolen property. The stolen property has since been returned to the property. Ice has reportedly offered a sworn statement but has not offered a full confession. After speaking with police, Ice will reportedly be taken to Palm Beach County jail.
Ice came to prominence in the late 80s and early 90s with hits such as 'Ice, Ice Baby', 'Ninja Rap' and a cover of 'Play That Funky Music'.