Peter Robbins, the former child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in the 1960s "Peanuts" animated television specials, was arrested Sunday on a warrant accusing him of making criminal threats and stalking.
The 56 year-old Robbins was taken into custody at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, this according to Ralph DeSio, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was returning from a trip to Mexico.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, bail was set at $550,000 for four counts of making criminal threats and one count of stalking and he’s scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.
The case stems from an earlier arrest by the San Diego Police Department, at the time he was released on $50,000 bail. No further details were available regarding his most recent run in with the law.
In 1965, the then 9 year-old, Robbins became the voice of the protagonistic, yet insecure, title character in the television show "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which has become a staple during the holiday season.
Robbins’ credits include "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "You're In Love, Charlie Brown" and "A Boy Named Charlie Brown."
Maybe these new charges stem from the fact that he was out on bail and made a trip to Mexico. In the words of the cartoon character Linus Van Pelt, “No problem is so big or so complicated that it can't be run away from!”
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