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Christmas decorations by homeless upset neighbors

Posted at 7:10 PM, Nov 21, 2016

Holiday decorations in a park near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard have caught the attention of neighbors.

A group of homeless men are the ones in the spirit, but it's about more than spreading Christmas cheer.

"I feel it all the time, year round," said Mark Bond, one of the men who spends time in Winterwood Park. "With me, Christmas starts the day after it ends."

What's not immediately apparent is the meaning behind the knick-knacks and various decorations.

Bond says it's a tribute to a fallen friend named Jojo who would spend his days in the park and died of cancer about two months ago. His final moments were just feet away from where his memorial now stands.

But what's a tribute to some is a representation of a larger problem to others.

Neighbors across the street like Marlene Pisciotta want a change.

"I don't let the kids go over there very often because of [the homeless men]," Pisciotta said.

A Clark County spokesperson told 13 Action News they'll be looking into the homeless camp.