Newswire: Vanilla Ice accepts plea deal in Florida burglary case

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, has accepted a plea deal following his February arrest for allegedly burglarizing a home adjacent to a property featured in his house-flipping reality show, The Vanilla Ice Project. Specifically, police claim that a pool heater, furniture, artwork, a bicycle, ”and more” were removed from the property. The home’s listed owner, Morgan James Wilbur III, passed away in 2008, and robbing the deceased is apparently not covered by Florida’s “wax a chump like a candle” law governing property disputes.

Rather than face grand theft charges, Van Winkle has agreed to pay $1,139 to the Wilbur estate, perform 100 hours of community service for Habitat For Humanity, and complete a four-hour anti-crime course. Following the hearing, Van Winkle affirmed his innocence, stating, “I never had any criminal intent. It’s just unfortunate, but here …

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