Friday, April 11, 2008


According to, rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested Thursday night for domestic battery in Palm Beach County, Fla. The musician, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, is currently in police custody and is due in court Friday, according to Lt. Tim Temperato. Van Winkle, 40, was booked at 10:42 p.m., the sheriff's Web site shows. On Friday, a judge "will determine if there was probable cause for the arrest," Temperato said. No further details of the arrest were available. If the judge decides the arrest was justified, Van Winkle will either be given a bond, or be released on his own recognizance.

I dug around a bit and discovered that Mr. Ice, Ice, Baby has a history and a serious problem with keeping his hands to himself. In 2001, Winkle was arrested for striking his wife, Laura, as the couple drove on Interstate 595 in the town of Davie, Florida according to Broward County Police. At the time, he denied striking his wife, telling police that he had placed his hand over her mouth "to shut her up." However, he did admit to ripping out some of her hair, but insisted he did so to prevent her from jumping out the truck's window. According to the Associated Press, his wife told quite a different story, claiming that she feared her husband. The incident was witnessed by the couple's two children. The rapper was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being released the following day on $3,500 bail.

"We had a heated argument," the musician told Miami's WSVN TV after he was released from jail. "Before [the police] would say, 'OK, just leave ... Come back later, cool down. Go to a friend's house.' Now they have to make you spend a night in jail."


Related Posts with Thumbnails
Template Designed by Douglas Bowman - Updated to Beta by: Blogger Team
Modified for 3-Column Layout by Hoctro