Rapper Vanilla Ice Arrested For Home Burglary And Grand Theft In Florida
OMG!! Popular 90s rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested in Florida on Wednesday for home burglary and grand theft for a residential burglary that took place between December and February.
Ice whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, allegedly stole furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items from a Florida home he believed to be vacant, Lantana Police said in a statement.
According to police reports "during the investigation, it was determined Robert Matthew Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft,"
"Based on the evidence collected, witness statements and corroborating statements, Van Winkle was taken into custody and charged with Burglary Residence and Grand Theft."
Fortunately, the rapper met voluntarily with officials to provide a sworn statement and several of the stolen items were recovered at a residence under the control of the rapper. They have since been returned to the rightful owner.
TMZ reports that the incident is related to the rapper's reality show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." The gossip site said Vanilla Ice thought it would make for good television to go to the home that he believed to be abandoned and take items.