Peter Robbins, Actor Who Was the Voice of Charlie Brown in ‘Peanuts’ Specials Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Hire a Hitman
I GUESS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER LUCY PULLS THE FOOTBALL AWAY ONE TOO MANY TIMES …
59 year old Peter Robbins, the actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in many “Peanuts” specials from the 1960′s pleaded guilty to threatening to hire a hitman to kill Sheriff Bill Gore. WHAT? I guess I missed that Peanuts special, Charlie Brown Hires a Hitman. Talk about a downward spiral. In September, he was charged with threatening the sheriff, a judge and the manager of a mobile home park. Maybe Charlie Brown needs more psychiatric help. However, I hope Peter Robbins has a roll of quarters and not just 5 cents.
A 59-year-old San Diego man who as a child actor did the voice of Charlie Brown in several “Peanuts” specials in the 1960s pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening to hire a hitman to kill Sheriff Bill Gore.
Peter Robbins faces four years and eight months in prison when sentenced Dec. 7.
He told Superior Court Judge William Chidsey Jr. that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
“I’m mentally ill,” he said. “I’ve committed no crime.”
In 2013 he pleaded guilty to threatening a former girlfriend and the surgeon who did her breast augmentation and was given probation. He later was found to have violated his probation and served four months in jail.
Among his probation violations, prosecutors said, were drinking alcohol, failing to finish a domestic violence class and cutting off his GPS tracking anklet.