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'Charlie Brown' Actor To Judge: 'Good Luck To You A**hole!'
A former Charlie Brown voice actor cursed a whole lot and lashed out at a judge in a San Diego courtroom today, telling him that he hoped that he would "drop dead of a heart attack."
Peter Robbins, 58, was in court for a sentencing on probation violations, but Judge Robert O'Neill ordered instead for Robbins to get a mental competency evaluation, CBS 8 reports. That would mean that Robbins would have to stay in jail until his next hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 4.
He pleaded guilty two years ago for stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Shawna Kern, and the plastic surgeon who gave Kern breast enhancement surgery, Lori Saltz, NBC San Diego reports. Prosecutors said that after Robbins and Kern broke up, which was soon after she got her surgery, he would repeatedly call Saltz asking for a refund. He even threatened to kill Saltz and her son, prosecutors said. Robbins was arrested in January 2013.
Even though Robbins was sentenced to a year in jail, as part of a plea deal, his sentence ended up getting dropped to getting help at drug rehab center for eight months, staying sober afterwards and wearing a monitoring bracelet, Reuters reports. However, Robbins violated his probation by cutting off his GPS bracelet, continuing to use drugs and alcohol, and not going to court-ordered classes. He was arrested again in February.
Robbins didn't take the news too well that O'Neill was ordering him to stay in jail for a few more months until his next hearing. That's when he started cursing at his attorney, the judge, and Deputy District Attorney Brenda Daly. At one point, Robbins told O'Neill that he wanted to take back his guilty plea from 2013.
"I am withdrawing my guilty plea," Robbins told the judge, according to CBS 8. O'Neill responded with "Good luck on that Mr. Robbins," to which Robbins said, "Good luck to you asshole!"
You can see that colorful exchange at the 0:46-minute mark in the video below:
Robbins was nine years old when he began voicing the famous Charlie Brown character in TV specials and films from 1965 to 1969 for titles like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. However, when he turned 14, his voice had changed, and he was replaced. He would later work in real estate in Van Nuys as an adult.