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Voice Actor from Snoopy Charged with Making Criminal Threats

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The voice of everyone’s favorite cartoon character is headed to prison. Peter Robbins, the voice of Peanuts‘ “Charlie Brown,” pleaded guilty for making criminal threats and will serve four years and eight months in prison. The 59-year-old Robbins sent threatening letters to a manager at a Oceanside, Calif. trailer park, where he lived, and admittedly put a hit on San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. Robbins also made threatening remarks towards a San Diego judge, but that was not part of the plea deal. This is not the first time Robbins has threatened people. Two years ago, he was sentenced a year in jail for threatening a former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon.

Robbins was the voice of Charlie Brown from age 9 to 13 in six Peanuts television specials and one movie, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Is He Unstable?

One of Robbins’ defenses against prison time was being mentally unstable. In previous hearings, Robbins said he was suffering from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. Because of those disorders, he believes time in the clink will do him no good. Given that being in jail did not fix Robbins up previously, maybe the judge should have demanded he check into a mental hospital. Time in jail will likely just make Robbins more mentally ill, actually.

Tennessee Harassment Laws

Stalking, harassing and threatening can have serious penalties. In Tennessee, they are all Class A misdemeanors which is punishable by at most one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. Stalking is classified as the intent to repeat harassment that makes someone feel uncomfortable, terrorized, scared or intimidated. A harassment conviction is possible if you consistently threaten legal action against someone to make them uncomfortable, make phone calls that make them fearful or falsely tell them a loved one has been injured, sick or died.

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