Former owner of Genny's Diner, Frank Faris, arrested Saturday

Frank Faris
Frank Faris

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police tell WAVE 3 that Frank Faris, the former owner of Genny's Diner on Frankfort Avenue, has been arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting an officer.

Police say the Owner of Comfy Cow, Tim Koons-Mcgee, alleged that Faris made threats against him on Friday. An LMPD spokeswoman says based on the allegations Koons-Mcgee asked for an off duty officer to be on premises as they went in Saturday.

While there, police say Faris arrived and attempted to gain entry to the building despite being asked to leave by police. Police say Faris and the officer got into tussle. The officer was not hurt.

Faris was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, assault in the 3rd degree on a police officer, and criminal trespass.

Back in September 2010, Comfy Cow Ice Cream Shop owner Tim Koons-Mcgee, made a deal to buy the house next door and Genny's Diner from Faris.

That's after years of fines and appeals over the condition of the house-- that ended with a judge ordering Faris to sell.

Koons-Mcgee told WAVE 3 News he plans to bull doze the diner and renovate the historic home to make it a second location for his ice cream shop.

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