Sherlock Aka Benedict Cumberbatch Fought Off Four Guys Just Around The Corner From Baker Street
Even though Benedict Cumberbatch is now Doctor Strange as part of the Avengers, he will forever be Sherlock Holmes to us and it looks like he can’t escape that, as well as Baker Street.
In a heroic act, the British actor leapt out of the back of an Uber without even thinking and fought off four muggers. And where did all of this take place? Just around the corner from Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes lives! It’s all a big coincidence but I can’t help but wonder if it was meant to be.
But, coming back to his brave act, he was in an Uber with his wife, Sophie Hunter, when he saw a bunch of guys pushing around a Deliveroo cyclist. He immediately jumped out to help out the guy. When things looked like they were getting worse, the cab driver also got out to help.
Here’s the whole account of the incident that the driver, Manuel Dias, gave to The Sun: “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 around the corner from Baker Street.”
He added, “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,” the driver further said.