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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Greensboro man is angry with the city and its ordinances because he believes they've allowed a homeless camp to sprout up across the street from him.

Frank Grant lives near High Point Road and Holden Road, and his home is across the street from a small wooded area. The area is full of beer bottles, trash bags, empty cigarette packs and old furniture.

"I'm afraid to leave my house," Grant said, claiming the folks who frequent the wooded lot posed a threat to him.

"I called the police three times yesterday, and they didn't even arrest them," Grant said.

According to City Councilman Tony Wilkins, who represents this part of the Greensboro, the property is privately owned, and Greensboro Police need a letter of intent from the property owner to clear the woods of vagrants and their trash.

Without that letter, they can't kick people off of private land, according to Wilkins.

Grant is furious about the situation.

"No one should have to live like this. It's ridiculous," Grant said.

Wilkins said he is working on getting that letter of intent in order to fix this issue.