April 11, 2008
: MediaTakeOut.com has learned that 90’s rapper Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winckle) was arrested Thursday night after an altercation with his wife in their Florida home. Vanilla Ice was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charge of domestic battery.
According to PalmBeachPost.com, deputies arrived at their home around 7:15 p.m. and found the 40-year-old Vanilla Ice on his motorcycle, two blocks from his house. His wife, Laura Van Winckle told deputies that her husband punched and kicked her in front of their child. She also mentioned that she did not want any media attention, but intends to divorce.
“He started yelling at me for going out to buy a bedroom set. In front of my daughter,” she told a deputy, according to the arrest report. “I’m sorry I can’t say any more until I talk to an attorney,” she added.
Vanilla Ice is currently in police custody and is due to appear in court