Benedict Cumberbatch, who famously plays superhero “Dr. Strange” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sherlock Holmes in the television show Sherlock, acted like a real life hero recently when he is credited with staving off an attack of a delivery driver just around the corner from the Sherlock Holmes residence on Baker Street, London. It is reported that a delivery cyclist was making a delivery when he was assaulted by four individuals who were after his bike when Cumberbatch was passing in an Uber and jumped out to run to the victim’s aid.
According to the driver, Manuel Dias, 53, he then also followed; not originally knowing who it was he had in his car. It was only mid scuffle that he determined it was the famous actor.
“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’.” Manuel says, “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.”
Mr. Dias says that after a bit of a scuffle the men fled; he assumes after they also realized who they were fighting.
The delivery company Deliveroo had nothing but kind words to offer after the incident putting out the following tweet;
Thank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions. Deliveroo riders are heroes – their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable. So on behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you. pic.twitter.com/NGCkQB3z7J
— Deliveroo (@Deliveroo) June 2, 2018
As for Benedict himself, he is quoted in his reasoning “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know…”
A truly heroic act from an actor who portrays more than one hero.
Story by the Sun
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