Huff Po - Virginia may be for lovers but Corbin Prydwen doesn’t think that includes prostitutes — at least not in front of his home in Roanoke, Va. Prydwen lives in a section of town called Mountain View, but the only “mountin’” he’s viewed on his street since he moved in this past June is from the many prostitutes peddling their wares on his street. “In the middle of the day towards the afternoon we’ll have between three and four prostitutes sitting under the trees here,” Prydwen told WTVR-TV. Prydwen is so sick of all the “ho biz” that he’s taken action with what might be called “anti-social media”: Numerous signs on his property stating, in bold letters: “No more hookers!” “Just taking a stand within my community. Letting them know I live here. I am not going to tolerate this. This is my home,” Prydwen told WSLS-TV. Prostitutes are called ladies of the evening, which is why Prydwen shines bright lights on his anti-hooker sandwich boards at night. But whether it will work in the longterm is anyone’s guess. Captain Monti Lee of Roanoke City Police Dept. said Prydwen’s street has long been known for its streetwalkers. “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,” Lee told WDBJ-TV. The station reports there have eight prostitutes arrested in Prynwed’s neighborhood, and 16 arrests of johns. Still, Prynwed has a zero tolerance prostitution policy and, apparently, the feeling goes both ways. ”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,” Prydwen told WDBJ-TV.

How about this fucking neighborhood huh? I was under the impression that the only place you could pick up a whore was like under a bridge or in a junkyard or something. Back alley hookers or underneath an elevated train or something. Basically I didn’t know you could pick up a prostitute anywhere where there was grass. Thought grass and whores were mutually exclusive.

But not in Roanoke, Virginia. I mean that little neighborhood looks kinda cute. Aside from the meth shanties and the overwhelming feeling that everyone on the block is probably addicted to oxy, its kind of quaint. Looks like you could walk a little further down the block and grab some iced tea and cookies from a lemonade stand. Little kids could play manhunt there. Maybe a 4th of July block party with all the other families. And then of course the whores. The whores are there to keep everyone entertained. I dunno seems like the best of both worlds to me. Nice place to slow down and start a family while still having a little fun. Like Hoboken.