ROANOKE, Va. — If there's one group of people not welcomed in his neighborhood, Corbin Prydwen is spelling it out.
"The lower sign was actually displayed Saturday morning and it was posted on this light pole with the stop sign," says Prydwen.
For years, people say hookers have plagued Chapman Avenue and 12th Street, hanging out on the corners at all hours of the day and night.
"I asked them nicely please don't stand on my corner and I've gotten a lot of negative response from them. I've actually had a knife pulled on me by one of them," says Prydwen.
"I'm glad (he's doing it). I do agree with him. We've got kids. They don't want to see that nasty crap," says Rose Son, who lives in the area.
Roanoke police say officers often patrol this section of town. They've also done some undercover stings. But in this case, history is repeating itself.
"From the past it was known as an area for prostitution and thus the people looking for prostitution and the prostitutes know it's an area to come," says Captain Monti Lee with the Roanoke City Police Department.