Charlie Brown is going to have a rough Christmas.
Peter Robbins, the former child actor who gave a voice to Charlie Brown in the beloved“Peanuts” TV specials, has been sent to prison for nearly five years after pleading guilty to making criminal threats.
Robbins admitted to sending threatening letters to the manager of a mobile home park where he lived, according to an Associated Press report. He also sent letters to members of the media in which he offered to pay to have San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore killed.
Prosecutors also said he’d threatened a San Diego judge, but that charge was not part of the plea agreement, which resulted in a sentence of four years and eight months.
Robbins has said he has bipolar disorder and suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. From age 9 to 13, he was the voice of Charlie Brown in a series of 1960s animated classics, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
Two years ago, Robbins pleaded guilty to threatening a former girlfriend and her plastic surgeon.
This is what repeatedly yanking a football away at the last possible moment does to the would-be kicker.
– Staff and AP reports