Though he did it with good intention, but the police thought differently; there is no claim of ignorance in law. Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary after he lifted some stuff from a vacant house.
Rapper Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.
Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, told reporters his burglary charge “will all get cleared up” after he was released from jail.
Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host, was renovating a home next to the victim’s, and thought it wise to go over to an abandoned property and move a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff to use in his home.
The owner suddenly surfaced and called the police on him. They got a search warrant and slammed him with stealing. He had since been released.
The 47-year-old, who rose to fame with the hit Ice Ice Baby, was charged Wednesday with burglary of a residence and grand theft and taken into custody.
Ice was released from the Palm Beach County jail Wednesday night on a $6,000 bond.
He told TV station WPTV as he left that the situation was a “misunderstanding” that’s been “blown out of proportion.”
“DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter,” network spokeswoman Lynne Davis told USA TODAY in a statement.
The items have been returned to their rightful owner.
– Ify Chiemezie
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