Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch proved he’s a real-life superhero. Best known for his roles in The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange the London-born actor witnessed a crime in progress and came to the victim’s defense.
News of Cumberbatch’s heroic actions have gone viral on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.
According to reports, Benedict Cumberbatch jumped out of an Uber when he noticed the delivery cyclist for Deliveroo was being approached by four muggers. The incident happened on London’s Baker Street. Coincidentally Baker Street is where the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, whom Cumberbatch plays, also lives.
The location of the incident has resulted in many media outlets running the headline that Sherlock Holmes saved the victim from four muggers.
Those who witnessed the attack on the defenseless bicyclist and saw Benedict Cumberbatch leap into action have all agreed that the award-winning actor is a true superhero.
Though the victim’s name hasn’t yet been publicly released, reports indicate that the cyclist was in his twenties. It appeared to onlookers that the muggers were after his bike and were beating him up prompting Cumberbatch to go after the perpetrators.
Other reports say that after the muggers fled the scene Cumberbatch stopped and gave the victims a hug.
When Cumberbatch was asked why he bravely fought off the muggers to defend the victim, he replied that he just had to.
The Telegraph reported the following.
“He dragged the four muggers off the victim, who was in his 20s, after screaming at them to leave him alone. One of the men had tried to steal the cyclist’s bike, but nothing was stolen.”
The Uber driver who was driving Cumberbatch and his wife described the scene as being surreal. He said at first he didn’t realize it was Benedict Cumberbatch in his vehicle.
The Uber driver, Manuel Dias, also jumped out of the car with Benedict to help rescue the victim. Still, he says it was a surreal experience as there he was with Sherlock Holmes saving the victim from muggers.
Cumberbatch’s fans aren’t surprised to find out that the actor is selfless, brave and heroic.
Were you surprised?