Benedict Cumberbatch might stopped multiple crimes as Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock, but he’s done some actual crime-fighting in real life. Last week, Cumberbatch rescued a man who was being assaulted by four muggers.
According to The Sun, Cumberbatch came to the rescue of a poor Deliveroo cyclist who was being beaten by a gang of four. Cumberbatch allegedly leapt from his Uber and started pulling off the men while shouting “Leave him alone!”
If that wasn’t enough, Cumberbatch was said to have stood his ground when the muggers started attacking him. Uber driver Manuel Dias had hold of one of the assailants. Cumberbatch had the other. According to the driver, the Avengers: Infinity War star seemed to know exactly what he was doing.
“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 recognized it was Benedict and ran away.”
Cumberbatch wasn’t even looking for praise either, as he insisted that helping the man was what he ‘had to’ do. When the muggers ran off, Cumberbatch then asked the cyclist if he was alright. When the cyclist replied with “I’m okay,” Cumberbatch then gave him a hug.
Probably the weirdest coincidence about this story: It happened right at the corner of Sherlock Holmes’ fictional address 221B Baker Street.
Cumberbatch’s latest film, Avengers: Infinity War, is currently screening in cinemas.