Over the weekend, a beloved actor became a real-life superhero when he was credited with saving a man’s life. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch helped fight off a gang attack of a “defenseless” delivery cyclist.
Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for his lead role on the hit series “Sherlock,” as well as his role as Doctor Strange on “Avengers.” When he saw a helpless man being attacked on the streets of London, the real Sherlock Holmes did just as each of those characters would do- he helped stop the crime.
According to Fox News, the British actor was with his wife, Sophie Hunter, when the incident took place. The couple was driving in an Uber when Cumberbatch spotted the delivery man nearby being beaten up by several gang members.
After the attack, Cumberbatch’s Uber driver spoke out.
Driver Manuel Dias said, “I was taking Benedict and his wife to a club- but I didn’t know it was him at first. I went to turn down into Marylebone High Street and we saw four guys were pushing around a Deliveroo cyclist.”
He continued, “My passenger jumped out, ran over and pulled the men away. They turned towards him and things looked like getting worse, so I joined in. He took there instructing them in the street, shouting, ‘Leave him alone.’”
The driver revealed that he didn’t realize who Cumberbatch was until after the incident.
He said, “It was only then I recognized Benedict. Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just around the corner from Baker Street…They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then I think they also recognized it was Benedict and ran away.”
According to the driver, Cumberbatch began hugging the victim and asking if he was alright after the attackers left.
Dias said, “Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured.”
When asked about the incident, Cumberbatch brushed off the heroic action and simply said, “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know.”
The Deliveroo company said, “On behalf of everyone at Deliveroo: thank you so much.”
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