As security staff walked through a street in Naples, Italy, they heard strange sounds coming from underneath a manhole. Hoisting off a cover they discovered a bruised person bleeding out and screaming of pain. The victim of an alleged ambush, the transgender woman was hospitalized after being beaten. Security around the Centro Direzionale, a service center in the Poggioreale neighborhood, found the woman, who appeared to be a sex worker, locked inside the drainage system, local media reported. She claimed that three men had lured her into the area before taking her money and starting an attack. Medics were immediately called to the scene and she was taken to the Hospital Antonio Cardarelli. She was in found a state of shock, medics said, who plan to keep her under observation for several days. However, she claimed that the attack was not transphobic in motivation and was purely a robbery. Local law enforcement are combing the area and have tapped into surveillance footage to identify the men.