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Voice of Charlie Brown Arrested for Stalking

Posted by attorney Jeremy Geigle

56-year-old Peter Robbins, once known for voicing the character of Charlie Brown in “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown," and “A Charlie Brown Christmas," was arrested in January after a background check at the San Ysidro Port of Entry revealed a warrant for his arrest.

Reportedly, Robbins had been accused of stalking and making a threat to cause great bodily injury or death; the victim is unknown.

In Arizona, stalking is defined in A.R.S. 13-2923:

A person commits stalking if they knowingly or intentionally engage in conduct that is directed towards another person if that conduct either:

  1. Would cause a reasonable person to fear for their death or the death of their immediate family member.
  2. Would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of their immediate family member.

If the offender commits stalking pursuant to paragraph 1 of the above stature, they will likely be charged with a class 3 felony; if they commit the crime pursuant to paragraph 2, it is a class 5 felony.

Stalking can take form in many ways, but some of the most common types of conduct that result in a stalking charge are listed below:

-Using a digital, electronic, or GPS device to track a person or their Internet or wireless activity

-Maintaining physical or visual proximity to a person on two or more occasions

-Making verbal, written, or other threats, whether implied or expressed, to a person

A stalking charge can result in jail time in Arizona, and oftentimes, a restraining order.

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