Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rapper Vanilla Ice Arrested in Residential Burglary - Police

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Vanilla Ice, 47, real names Robert Van Winkle, was a popular 90s rapper and is now TV host. Recent reports say he has been arrested for stealing furniture from inside a home in Florida close to the one he was renovating.

The rapper is facing burglary and grand theft charges, according to NBC. The burglary happened sometime between December 2014 and February at a home in the 100 block of N. Atlantic Drive, Lantana Police said.

TMZ adds more details

... it's all connected to Ice's TV show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice was renovating a nearby home and allegedly thought it was a good idea to go to the abandoned place and take the items in question.
Apparently, even though the house was vacant, the rightful owner had a problem with someone jacking their belongings ... thus the burglary charge. The cops got a search warrant and recovered some of the items.

According to police, numerous furniture items, a pool heater, bicycles and other items were taken from the home which was in the process of foreclosure.

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