Vanilla Ice Arrested for Burglary

  • It sounds like a bad rap to me…
Robert Van Winkle, Vanilla Ice mug shot

Robert Van Winkle, Vanilla Ice mug shot

“Police were on the scene…” Robert Van Winkle, best known as a rapper who went by Vanilla Ice, and had a hit with “Ice Ice Baby” in the 90’s, was arrested yesterday in Lantana, Florida. It appears TMZ broke the story. He is accused of taking items from an unoccupied home next door to a home he is renovating for his DIY Network show “The Vanilla Ice Project”. Apparently the police found the items in home that he “controls” and believe he took some part in the taking. Florida has a very broad Principle Theory, which holds anyone involved accountable, even if they play a very minor role.

Ice says the charge is a misunderstanding, and is blown out of proportion. I hope it is for his sake, as burglary of a dwelling is a second degree felony in Florida, which scores out to a presumptive prison sentence. Unfortunately for him, the police didn’t pass him up this time. Full disclosure, I kind of like the “Vanilla Ice Project” show.

UPDATE:

This is part of the front page of the Vanilla Ice Project website. I scrolled through, but there don’t seem to be any photos or arrestable hijinx…

ON DIY Network

ON DIY Network

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One response to “Vanilla Ice Arrested for Burglary

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