An Israeli transgender woman was assaulted by a group of masked men in their 20 Saturday morning, reports Israeli news source Haaretz.
The suspects reportedly attacked the woman using pepper spray and a stun gun after leaving a nightclub in southern Tel Aviv early Saturday morning. Following the attack, the men fled the scene in two vehicles, but they were apprehended by police after a short pursuit.
Eleven men have been arrested in connection with the crime, which police say was motivated by boredom and was a “prank,” rather than as a result of homophobia or transphobia, according to Haaretz. According to one local news outlet, Yavniton, between nine and 11 of the suspects are officers in Israel’s Border Police.