Benedict Cumberbatch went by on-screen Avenger to real-life avenger as he rescued a delivery rider in London by attackers. Oh yeah, in addition to the Sherlock star did of which not too far by where the fictional Sherlock Holmes called home.
The company the bicycle delivery man worked for, Deliveroo, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter on Saturday to Cumberbatch, thanking him for coming to their worker’s aid when needed.
“Thank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions. Deliveroo riders are heroes – their safety is actually our priority in addition to any violence against them is actually totally unacceptable,” the company wrote on Twitter. “So on behalf of everyone at deliveroo: thank you.”
The incident took place on Marylebone High Street — just around the corner by 221B Baker Street, the fictional address of Sherlock Holmes — where Cumberbatch was taking an Uber when he spotted the cyclist being assaulted that has a bottle, according to The Sun. Cumberbatch, who plays the magic-wielding Avenger Dr. Strange, then hopped out of the Uber in addition to started off throwing muggers off of the cyclist.
“He stood there instructing them from the street, shouting, ‘Leave him alone,’” the Uber driver, Manuel Dias, told The Sun. “of which was only then I recognized Benedict. Then of which all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just around the corner by Baker Street.”
He added, “He seemed to know exactly what he was doing.”
in addition to the Uber driver said of which the attackers seemed to bug out when they realized exactly who was intervening.
Smart move, bad guys.
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