By NBC News
April 2, 2015

Rapper Vanilla Ice accepted a community service plea deal on Thursday allowing him to avoid prosecution in the break-in and burglary of a Florida home.

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, agreed to 100 hours of community service and to pay more than $1,000 in restitution after appearing in West Palm Beach Circuit Court Thursday morning, according to prosecutors.

Van Winkle, 47, was arrested and charged with grand theft and burglary on Feb. 18 after furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items disappeared from a foreclosed South Florida home between last December and the time of…

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