Charlie Brown voice actor from the 1960s animation, Peter Robbins, is in serious trouble, according to People. The child actor pled guilty to sending letters from his jail cell offering $50,000 to the person who killed San Diego County Sheriff William Gore and he threatened a mobile home park manager as well. Peter will be sentenced sometime in December, and he could spend around four years and eight months in jail for his actions.
The Los Angeles Times reports police caught up with Peter as he was leaving his Oceanside residence, with his dog named, yes, you guessed it, Snoopy. Peter told the Superior Court Judge William Chidsey Jr., “I’m mentally ill, I’ve committed no crime.” He explained to the judge that he’s been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
This isn’t the first time that Peter has been in trouble because in 2013, he allegedly threatened his former girlfriend, Shawna Kern, her son and the surgeon who performed the breast augmentation on Shawna. Apparently, Peter threatened to kill the surgeon if she didn’t refund his money. He was given 5 years probation, but he had to meet various conditions. Peter was ordered to wear a GPS bracelet and enter a live-in drug treatment facility, complete domestic violence classes, and drinking. He removed the GPS and skipped out on the court ordered classes, so police arrested him again.
Peter was put in jail in February and then in June, he shouted at the judge during his June hearing, “You just stick me in jail for 124 days—do you have a conscience? Do you know I have not committed any crime? You revoke my probation, I revoke my criminal threat. I never threatened this woman in order for it to be a criminal threat. She has to believe I would kill her. I wouldn’t kill her. I have never had any violent behavior.” Peter called the prosecutor a list of vulgar words before he told Judge Robert O’Neill, “I hope you drop dead of a heart attack.”
In his 2013 hearing, Peter was remorseful and had tears streaming down his face. He told the judge, “I’ve taken responsibility for my actions and will openly seek treatment for my alcoholism and prescription medication addictions. I realize this is just the first step toward becoming the fun-loving, respectful person I was and hope to become again.”
Peter Robbins was the voice for Charlie Brown on “Charlie Brown Christmas,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” A Boy Named Charlie Brown,” and he appeared on “My Three Sons,” and “Rawhide.” It seems the boy who played Charlie Brown grew up to be a man who threatens lives, breaks the law and conspires to kill police officers. He didn’t follow what the judge told him in 2013, “Don’t be a blockhead.”