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Voice of ‘Charlie Brown’ charged with stalking

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:13 EDT
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The actor who provided the voice for Charlie Brown in several classic “Peanuts” cartoons was arrested on an outstanding warrant at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that 56-year-old Peter Robbins is in custody on suspicion of one count of felony stalking and four felony counts of making criminal threats after being picked up when customs officials discovered Robbins was wanted by the San Diego County Sheriffs Department.

According to U-T San Diego, the warrant against Robbins accuses him of “crimes against a person.”

He was booked late Sunday night and held on $550,000 bail. Robbins could be arraigned as soon as Wednesday morning. His manager refused to comment on the arrest.

Robbins, who resides in the north San Diego community of Oceanside, provided the voice for Brown, the protagonist in several adaptations of the works of cartoonist Charles Schultz, including “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

[Image by Andrew Kuchling via Flickr Creative Commons]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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