Vanilla Ice Says He Hasn't Slept, Eaten Much Since Arrest

"It's the worst day of my life."

ByABC NEWS
February 21, 2015, 9:01 AM

— -- Vanilla Ice called his recent arrest for burglary and grand theft the worst day of his life, adding that he hasn't slept or eaten much since the incident.

The former rapper, who was born Robert Van Winkle, was arrested in Lantana, Florida, on Wednesday, accused of stealing furniture from a neighbor's home.

"I feel horrible," he told ABC affiliate WPBF. "It's the worst day of my life."

The police report states that Van Winkle, 47, told investigators "he was going to purchase" the home where the goods were taken from, even though he "did not have any type of contract or down payment on the property."

He added, according to the report, that "he found several of the items next to the curb and he thought they were trash."

"I'm a family man, I'm married, I got kids," Van Winkle said. "I'm sorry to everybody."

Booking photo of Robert Van Winkle, best known as Vanilla Ice, who was arrested in Palm Beach County, Florida, on Feb. 18, 2015.
Booking photo of Robert Van Winkle, best known as Vanilla Ice, who was arrested in Palm Beach County, Florida, on Feb. 18, 2015.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Van Winkle, who had hit songs in the early 90s, recently reinvented himself as a renovator, fixing up houses on the DIY Network.

In a statement to ABC News, the DIY Network said it had "been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter."

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