Former rap star turned reality television star who branded himself as a home improvement expert starring in his own show on the DIY (Do It Yourself) network was arrested for literally doing it himself: Eyeing the goods in someone else’s (foreclosed) home-for improvement of his own [home] so he went for it–burglarized his neighbor’s home. As a result, Rob Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice was caught-cold.
Vanilla Ice has been arrested in Florida, authorities said today.
The former rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with burglary residence and grand theft, according to a Chief Sean Scheller at the Lantana Police Department.
This past December, the police investigated a burglary at a home near a residence VanWinkle has been renovating. According to authorities, the missing items — which included furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items — were found at VanWinkle’s property and later returned to the owner.
Scheller told ABC News that VanWinkle is currently working with investigators and will be charged when he is booked at the county jail.
A rep for VanWinkle has not yet responded to a request for comment.
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