Charlie Brown character in the Peanuts comic strip. (Gannett News Service)
Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
- Peter Robbins faces up to three years in state prison.
- He's charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend and the doctor who performed breast enhancement surgery on her.
- Robbins, 56, voiced Charlie Brown in early "Peanuts" TV specials
The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in early Peanuts specials was in court Wednesday in San Diego, where he pleaded guilty to threatening and stalking both his ex-girlfriend and a plastic surgeon.
Peter Robbins, 56, was arrested in January for threatening Lori Saltz, a doctor who performed breast enhancement surgery on his girlfriend, Shawna Kern, according to Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth McClutchey.
City News Service reports that Robbins paid for the surgery, but then got angry.
Kern, a Los Angeles resident, told investigators she and Robbins got into a fight in which he grabbed her by the neck and demanded that she go with him to get back the money he paid for the breast job, reports AP. She says their relationship ended then.
But, prosecutors say, Robbins called his former girlfriend dozens of times a day and told her he would kill her and her son if she did not give back his dog and car. They say he made similar threats and demanded a refund from the plastic surgeon.
Robbins was 9 years old when he began doing vocal performances for films and television specials including A Boy Named Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
He is facing a sentence of up to three years in state prison, reports AP.