In a remarkable series of events, Benedict Cumberbatch has come to the rescue of a Deliveroo cyclist being attacked by muggers.
Yes, you read that correctly. After witnessing a Deliveroo driver being beaten up by a gang of muggers, Benedict Cumberbatch (of Dr Strange and Sherlock Holmes fame) stopped his London Uber and jumped out to come to the victim’s defence.
The four muggers had smashed a bottle over the victim’s head, and looked ready to commit serious harm. They tried to steal his bike. And then Cumberbatch intervened.
Witnesses have explained how they watched Cumberbatch leap from his Uber and into the fight, dragging each of the four muggers away from the cyclist. They then fled.
Cumberbatch told The Sun: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know?”
The madness doesn’t stop there though. The incident happened just around the corner from – hold onto your hats – Baker Street. Yep, the home of his character and iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes.
The Uber driver, Mr Dias, 53 – who fittingly described Cumberbatch as a “superhero” – joined in on the fight, but made it clear who was top dog.
“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.”
Mr Dias continued: “It all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street.”
After the attackers fled, Cumberbatch embraced the cyclist (who has not been hospitalised), and presumably flew off to some secret superhero cave.
The world is a weird place.