Vanilla Ice released after being charged in Florida burglary

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, recording Artist Vanilla Ice arrives at the 2013 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Police in the Palm Beach County town of Lantana, Fla., say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure. They said in a news release that some of the items stolen were found at his property. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, rose to fame following the 1990 release of the hit song "Ice Ice Baby." In recent years, he has hosted "The Vanilla Ice Project" on DIY Network. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, recording Artist Vanilla Ice arrives at the 2013 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Police in the Palm Beach County town of Lantana, Fla., say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure. They said in a news release that some of the items stolen were found at his property. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, rose to fame following the 1990 release of the hit song "Ice Ice Baby." In recent years, he has hosted "The Vanilla Ice Project" on DIY Network. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.

Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to the victim’s. They said some of the stolen items were found at his property.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, rose to fame with the hit “Ice Ice Baby.” He also hosts DIY Network’s “The Vanilla Ice Project.”

The 47-year-old was charged Wednesday with burglary of a residence and grand theft and taken into custody. He 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.”

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