Man Who Voiced Charlie Brown Arrested After Threatening Plastic Surgeon
"You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown" DVD Launch Event: Peter Robbins
The man who voiced Charlie Brown has been arrested after allegedly having threatened violence against a plastic surgeon from La Jolla, Calif., and a San Diego police sergeant.
According to court and arrest records, the surgeon, Dr. Lori Saltz, obtained a temporary restraining order against Peter Robbins, 56, in a January 3 hearing. According to court papers, Robbins threatened to "break her in half" after claiming she'd botched a procedure on his girlfriend.
Robbins was later incarcerated on January 13, for what police say was a dine-and-dash incident at a La Jolla restaurant. That's when Robbins allegedly threatened a police officer with physical harm after he had been put in handcuffs.
Robbins has been arrested and is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday on five felony charges: four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking, according to the San Diego County jail website.
Robbins was taken into custody shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday by San Diego Country Sheriff's Department deputies at San Ysidro Port of Entry in California while re-entering the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, the Union-Tribune reports.
He was booked early Monday morning and is being held on $550,000 bail. It's still unclear if the charges are related to one or both incidents.
Warner Home Video's DVD Release Of "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown": Peter Robbins
It's been 46 years since Peter Robbins was chosen to voice the character of Charlie Brown in a series of animated Peanuts TV specials that would become beloved holiday classics. His weary, sensitive speaking inflections perfectly captured Charles Schultz's put-upon antihero.
It's Robbins' boyhood voice we hear saying of a tiny, emaciated Christmas tree, "I think it needs me," in A Charlie Brown Christmas. And it's Robbins who repeatedly bemoans, "I got a rock," every time he checks his trick-or-treat bag in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
A resident of San Diego, Robbins goes by Peter "Charlie Brown" Robbins on Facebook, where he answers fans' questions about his connection to the beloved Schultz character.