"Our biggest thing is this isn't safe for anybody, and that includes the homeless population," Vince Young Steakhouse's Executive Chef Phillip Brown told KXAN.
On Twitter Wednesday, Brown shared photos he took of a large cardboard box behind his restaurant where people had set up camp:
While there are now more police in the area, Brown said, "They can't be everywhere all the time."
On January 25, Austin police arrested a homeless woman who reportedly confessed to stabbing five women in the famous Sixth Street area of the city, according to Breitbart News.
Austin police Chief Brian Manley said when an officer approached one of the women, she was "lying on the ground in a pool of blood."