Jonathan Berning, son of Ron Berning, owner of HIP in Naperville, arrested and in squad car's back seat directly in front of HIP store.
CAPS member and protester Diane Arp was assaulted by Jonathan Berning during one of our protests at Happiness is Pets, a Chicago area-based chain owned by Ron Berning, the father of Jonathan. Police arrested Berning and Arp has pressed charges.
Publication/Event date: 2012-01-29
Publication name: Southtown StarURL for more info: http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/photos/galleries/10271394-417/pet-store-protest-heats-up-in-orland-park.html
Summary: Despite the frigid weather Sunday, things got a little heated during a protest outside an Orland Park pet shop.
While members of the Companion Animal Protection Society were protesting puppy sales outside Happiness Is Pets, 15647 S. 94th Ave., a woman got into an argument with a protester.
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Southtown Star: Pet store protest heats up in Orland Park (Picture Gallery)