Peter Robbins, voice of Charlie Brown, admits to threatening to kill sheriff

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Peter Robbins, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening to hire someone to kill Sheriff Bill Gore. (KSWB)

SAN DIEGO, Calif.– The man who voiced Charlie Brown pleaded guilty to threatening to hire a hit man to kill a Sheriff.

Peter Robbins, 59, voiced Charlie Brown’s character in Peanuts specials in the ‘60s, including “A Boy Named Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

According to KSWB, in September, Robbins was charged with threatening Sheriff Bill Gore. Additional charges of also threatening a judge were dismissed.

He was arrested at his Oceanside home where he lived with his dog, Snoopy, the LA Times reports.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to threatening to hire a hit man to kill the Sheriff. He faces up to four years and eight months in prison when sentenced in December, according to KSWB.

“His behavior has become more violent. I think in the past he felt entitled and emboldened to do these acts … just keeps pushing the envelope,” District Attorney Brenda Daly told KSWB. “I think he intended and wanted a lot of these criminal acts to take place because he’s a very angry individual.”

Robbins reported in court that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, KSWB reports.

In 2013, he pleaded guilty to threatening his former girlfriend and stalked the surgeon who did her breast augmentations, according to KSWB. He was given probation.

According to KSWB, he violated probation by drinking alcohol, not finishing a domestic violence class, and cut off his GPS tracking anklet. He served 4 months in jail.