Benedict Cumberbatch is a Real Life Superhero as He Helps a Man Being Mugged!

Here’s something you don’t hear every day. Benedict Cumberbatch saved a cyclist from muggers. The Sun reports that Cumberbatch was taking an Uber near his fictional home of 221B Baker Street when he saw the cyclist being mugged and leapt into action. The report says that Cumberbatch went and pulled the muggers off the victim and as things started to look ugly, his Uber driver Manuel Dias joined him. Here’s Dias’ account of the event:

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. 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 stood there instructing them in the street, shouting, ‘Leave him alone’.

It was only then I recognised Benedict. Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.

I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave. He did most of it, to be honest.

They tried to hit him but he defended himself and pushed them away. He wasn’t injured. Then I think they also re­cognised it was Be­ne­dict and ran away.

Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured. He asked the rider how he was and when he said, ‘I’m OK’ Benedict just hugged him.

How crazy is that!? Sounds like his training for Doctor Strange and Sherlock have rubbed off on him. It’s also great to hear that he’s not afraid of getting his hands dirty to help those around him.

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