He’s a real life Superhero! Actor Benedict Cumberbatch saved cyclist from muggers in central London while in a nearby cab.
Cumberbatch, who is known for playing superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies, is said to jumped out of his Uber to come to the aide of a cyclist from the food delivery company Deliveroo. The cyclist was being attacked by a group of would-be muggers.
Deliveroo took to Twitter to thank Cumberbatch this weekend.
“Thank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions, ” the delivery company said. “So on behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you.”
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
The delivery cyclist, was making a delivery when he was pounced on by four men. He was punched in the face in an attempt to take his bike, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Cumberbatch was in a nearby cab with his wife, Sophie Hunter. When he was what was happening he rushed to the cyclist’s aide, pulling the attackers away and shouting “leave him alone,” British newspaper the Sun reported on Saturday.
The cyclist did not require hospital attention and the attackers fled without stealing anything, the police reported.
Manuel Dias, the Uber drive, told The Sun, “The cyclist was lucky, Benedict’s a superhero.”
“Benedict was courageous, brave and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped in the cyclist could have been seriously injured,” Dias added.
Cumberbatch, 41, is also well known for his role of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series, Sherlock.
“I did it out of, well, I had to, you know,” he reportedly said when asked about the incident.
Way to go Benedict! Seems like all that Superhero training has paid off!
Source: WESH News
Photo Credit: Marvel