A one-way, one-block alley in San Francisco has neighbors living in constant fear and afraid for their safety. Willow Street between Van Ness and Polk currently has the highest concentration of tents in San Francisco, according to the latest city data.

“It’s pretty consistently nerve-wracking,” said resident Amber Lutsko. “This just seems to be a safe space for chop shops, drug trafficking.”

Residents say they’re afraid to drive down Willow Street and most wouldn’t dare walk through it day or night. They say the problem has exploded exponentially since COVID.