Vanilla Ice Arrested for Burglary

Vanilla Ice

The rapper is believed to have been involved in the theft of several items from a house adjacent to the one he's renovating for his 'Vanilla Ice Project' reality show.

Vanilla Ice was arrested for burglary in Florida on Wednesday, Lantana, Fla., Police Chief Sean Scheller confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was taken into custody for a burglary that happened adjacent to where he was renovating a home for his Vanilla Ice Project reality show, Scheller said.

The burglary happened sometime between December 2014 and February 2015, according to a press release from the Lantana Police Department. Van Winkle, who hasn't been booked yet, is being charged with burglary and grand theft.

Numerous items including furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other possessions were removed from the residence during the burglary, the press release added.

During an investigation, authorities obtained a search warrant and found several of the stolen items at Van Winkle's residence, leading the police to determine that the rapper "played a role" in the crime, the press release states.

Van Winkle left the jail Wednesday, where he told reporters that the situation is a "misunderstanding," according to NBC Miami

"It's sad that good news doesn't travel this fast," he said. "It's just out of proportion, and I wish you guys would focus on all the good things I've done."

Check out a clip from DIY's The Vanilla Ice Project below.

A rep for DIY tells THR, "DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter."

Feb. 18, 7:33 p.m. This story has been updated to add a statement from DIY Network.

Feb. 19, 12:03 a.m. Updated with the rapper's comments.

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