Charlie Brown voice actor pleads not guilty to stalking, threats
A former child actor who did the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" specials on television in the 1960s pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and stalking.
Peter Robbins, 56, is charged with threatening a former girlfriend and a La Jolla plastic surgeon who performed a breast augmentation on the girlfriend. Robbins allegedly was angry at the way his girlfriend looked after the surgery and wanted his money back.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge David Szumowski set bail at $550,000. A readiness hearing was set for Feb. 22 and a preliminary hearing for March 22.
Robbins lives in Oceanside with his dog Snoopy. Three weeks ago the plastic surgeon received a restraining order from the court to keep Robbins away from her and her family.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Elizabeth McClutchey said that when Robbins' girlfriend refused to help him get his money back from the plastic surgeon, he started hitting the girlfriend's dog, according to Fox-5 San Diego.
Robbins provided the voice of Charlie Brown in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and other TV specials. He also appeared in the television shows "F Troop," "Get Smart" and "Rawhide."
In recent years, he has managed real estate, been a talk-show host and appeared at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego