Whether it is Lucy pulling the football up at the last minute or that never-ending search for the right Christmas tree, Charlie Brown can never seem to catch a break.
That same tale held true in a San Diego courtroom Monday, with Judge Peter Deddeh denying a request to decrease the bail amount ($550,000) for Oceanside's Peter Robbins, who also happens to have gained his claim to fame as the voice of Charlie Brown in a number of Peanuts films and TV specials.
According to a FOX5 report, Robbins is charged with threatening the lives of both his girlfriend and the surgeon who did her breast enhancement surgery.
As the story continues, Robbins, 56, is looking at the potential of up to nine years in prison if convicted of on a pair of counts of stalking and 10 counts of making criminal threats. A readiness conference was slated for March 19, with a preliminary hearing to follow three days later.
Robbins, who was arrested the night of Jan. 20 while returning to the United States from Mexico, had been named in an arrest warrant.
According to Robbins' arraignment last month, the prosecution asked another judge to maintain the defendant’s bail at $550,000 due to the alleged victims’ perception that Robbins was a “desperate man” and “had nothing to lose.” The prosecution also claimed that the defendant had bought a firearm, though he had not yet obtained the weapon.
It was alleged that on New Year's Eve, Robbins threatened La Jolla Dr. Lori Saltz, who had performed breast enhancement surgery on his girlfriend, Shawna Kern. Robbins had reportedly paid for both the procedure and follow-up appointments.
Kern was reportedly staying a hotel in Carlsbad when she became involved in a domestic violence dispute with Robbins, an incident in which he allegedly grabbed her by the neck and demanded that she go with him to recoup the funds he had paid Saltz for the breast enhancement surgery.
A court document indicated Kern ended her relationship with Robbins after that and that he started contacting Saltz’s office demanding his money back. Saltz claimed that she then stayed at a hotel due to her fear of Robbins, along with hiring an armed guard for her business.
Robbins is also dealing with an uncharged incident, whereby he allegedly threatened to kill a police sergeant who took him into custody on Jan. 13. He was released on bond the next day.
Robbins, who also appeared on TV shows such as The Munsters and Get Smart, was only nine years old when he started doing the voice of Charlie Brown for such films and television specials as “A Boy Named Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”