A method of deterring homeless people from sleeping in a part of Los Angeles dealing with the crisis is drawing mixed reactions from neighbors.

A homeless encampment once stood on a section of Custer Avenue in Angelino Heights near where the 101 and 110 freeways connect. The cul-de-sac right off Sunset Boulevard now has several large boulders strewn about the sidewalks and patches of dirt, ostensibly to prevent people from sleeping there.

Joe Illeng used to be homeless and now has a home and a family. However, he told CBS2 News this in no way to deal with the issue.

“If that was my brother or my stepdad or let’s say whoever — or somebody I loved and they were down and out — is this how I would want them to be treated? No,” said Illeng. “It is cruel.”