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The man who voiced Charlie Brown in the classic “Peanuts” TV specials 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, during a Jan. 3 hearing. According to court papers, Robbins threatened to “break her in half” after claiming she’d botched a procedure on his girlfriend.
Robbins later was incarcerated on Jan. 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 Wednesday on five felony charges: four counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one count of stalking, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department website.
Robbins was taken into custody shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday by San Diego Country Sheriff’s deputies at San Ysidro Port of Entry in California while re-entering the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, the San Diego 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.
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 the put-upon antihero from Charles Schulz‘s popular comic strip.
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 Schulz character.
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