Vanilla Ice Charged With Grand Theft

He allegedly took stuff from home under foreclosure
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Vanilla Ice Charged With Grand Theft
Robert Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Vanilla Ice is accused of ripping somebody off again, but this time it doesn't involve musical hooks. Police in Lantana, Fla., have charged Ice—real name Robert Van Winkle—with stealing furniture, bikes, and even a pool heater from a home, reports WPTV. Ice is currently the host of a home-renovation show on the DIY network, and TMZ reports that the charges are related.

It seems he and his TV crew were renovating a home in Lantana, noticed a nearby house that was under foreclosure and unoccupied, and allegedly helped themselves to the goods inside. The homeowner eventually figured out what happened and called police, and officers recovered stolen items from Ice's residence in Palm Beach County. He is charged with burglary and grand theft. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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