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Vanilla Ice takes the rap for break-in at neighbour’s home

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NOT SCENT TO THE SLAMMER: Vanilla Ice
NOT SCENT TO THE SLAMMER: Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice has accepted a plea deal to perform community service after being arrested over a break-in and theft at an abandoned home in Florida – which included a fan heater being stolen.

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, appeared in circuit court in West Palm Beach.

He agreed to a fine and 100 hours of community service to avoid charges of grand theft over the February incident.

Van Winkle hosts a home improvement show, DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project, and was renovating a home next to the victim. He said the alleged theft was a misunderstanding.

The 47-year-old rose to fame with the 1990 hit song Ice Ice Baby. Having said that, he just as quickly disappeared from fame.

He said: "I'm glad to have this behind me. It’s a bit of a mess."

Anything less than the best is a felony, apparently…