Vanilla Ice has been charged with burglary and theft. The forty seven year old Ice Ice Baby vocalist, real name, Robert Matthew Van Winkle had been charged and taken into custody by the Police Department for an alleged crime which coincidentally just happened adjacent to home in which he in renovating in Florida for his ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ DIY show. Some of items missing in which the South Dallas native is being accused of taking are, but he is saying it is a misunderstanding.
bicycles, a pool heater and furniture.
Allegedly the property had been missing sometime between the months of December and February, and reportedly they had been found at the rapper’s home following a search of his house by police.
The police department said in a statement:
”During the investigation, it was determined Robert Matthew Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft.
”Mr. Van Winkle is currently renovating the residence adjacent to the property in which the items were stolen.
”A search warrant was obtained and executed in unincorporated Palm Beach County in which several of the stolen items were recovered at a residence under the care and control of Robert Van Winkle.”
The items have been given back to their rightful owner”.
Police Chief Sean Scheller told The Hollywood Reporter that Ice – who shot to fame in the 1990s – was working with police to try to locate some of the missing items and he is said to have been very cooperative.
TMZ, which first reported the arrest, claims the arrest is related to the star’s reality show ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ but a representative for the DIY Network has not commented on whether the property in question is related to the programme.
The rep said:
”DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter.”