Vanilla Ice Arrested for Home Burglary

by Antoinette Bueno 4:13 PM PST, February 18, 2015
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UPDATE: The DIY Network has released a statement on the arrest: "DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter."

Vanilla Ice is in some hot water.

The 47-year-old former rapper, whose real name is Robert VanWinkle, was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft on Wednesday for allegedly stealing numerous items such as bicycles, a pool heater, a couch and a mattress from a foreclosed home.

According to the Lantana Police Department, he was renovating a house in Palm Beach County and saw a foreclosed home across the street. Police say he then entered the foreclosed home and took the items. After police issued a search warrant and discovered some of the missing items, he was taken into custody and charged.


ET photo of the house Van Winkle is currently renovating.

VanWinkle has already voluntarily met with detectives to give a sworn statement, and police say he has been very cooperative.


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But could the incident be connected to the "Ice Ice Baby" rapper's DIY Network show?

He currently has a successful reality television series called The Vanilla Ice Project, in which he renovates and flips houses in Florida. Season four is set to air on March 8.

VanWinkle was teasing the new season just yesterday, tweeting, "Crazy stuff on this season of the VIP, jellyfish aquarium, infinity pools, fiber optic lights, remote control everything."

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