The “voice of Charlie Brown,” 56-year-old Peter Robbins, has pled guilty to charges of stalking and making criminal threats in a San Diego, California court.
Robbins has voiced Charlie Brown for decades, but the man who supplied the vocals for the beloved Peanuts character faces serious consequences after his January arrest. The charges stem from an alleged pattern of harassment aimed at former girlfriend Shawna Kern as well as a cosmetic surgeon who performed a procedure on Kern for which Robbins paid.
A local news source reports that among the allegations is one that the man who voiced Charlie Brown placed several phone calls to the surgeon, Dr. Lori Saltz, demanding repayment for the services rendered to Kern after the pair’s relationship soured. The site explains:
“Kern, a Los Angeles resident, told investigators she was staying at a hotel in Carlsbad when she and Robbins got into a fight during which he grabbed her by the neck and demanded that she go with him to get back the money he paid for the breast enhancement … Kern said her relationship with Robbins ended after that confrontation and that he then began calling Saltz’s office demanding his money back, according to the court document.”
Amid the evidence was a voicemail left by Robbins for Kern in which he is said to have threatened:
“You better hide, Shawna. I’m coming for you. I’m going to find you in Sun Valley or wherever the [expletive] you live and I’m going to kill you.”
Robbins is said to have purchased a gun and started to learn to shoot it, and his victims feared he had “nothing to lose” and had become “desperate.” Following the call, Saltz was forced to stay in a hotel and hire an armed guard.
The man who voiced Charlie Brown faces up to three years in prison at his sentencing hearing next month.