Rap Star Vanilla Ice Arrested, Charged with Burglary
Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with burglary residence and grand theft in Florida, authorities said.
According to a news release issued by the Lantana Police Department, the robbery occurred sometime between December and February in a home that was going through foreclosure.
Items stolen included a pool heater and furniture, The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday.
Everything that was stolen has "since been returned to its rightful owner," authorities said.
You might ask: What is Vanilla Ice doing with his life right now?
"The Vanilla Ice Project" is headed into its fourth season, with its premiere 10 p.m. EST March 8. In the 13-episode season, he and his crew renovate an outdated 6,300 square-foot home on high-dollar lakefront property and overhaul it into a luxurious palace suitable for a rock star.
While he is, perhaps, best known for selling 11 million copies of his first album with the song "Ice Ice Baby" in the 1990s, he's made a name for himself in the real estate business with 20 years of house flipping under his belt.
“No risk, no reward,” he said. “There’s always going to be blood, sweat and tears involved.”
His other series for DIY Network, "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish," aired last fall and was recently renewed for a second season.