Benedict Cumberbatch to the rescue! According to reports over the weekend, the actor saved a stranger from being mugged a few months ago, bringing his on-screen crime-fighting and superhero ways into real life.

As first reported by the British newspaper The Sun, Cumberbatch was in a London Uber when he spotted a cyclist from the food delivery company Deliveroo being attacked by a group of muggers. The Doctor Strange star reportedly leapt into action, jumping out of the car and running to the cyclist鈥檚 rescue.

鈥淏enedict was courageous, brave, and selfless,鈥 Uber driver Manuel Dias, who admitted he didn鈥檛 realize he had a famous passenger at first, told The Sun.

The driver said he followed Cumberbatch鈥檚 lead, helping to pull the men away from the alleged victim. 鈥淗e stood there instructing them in the street, shouting, 鈥楲eave him alone,'鈥 Dias said. 鈥淚t was only then I recognized Benedict. Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from [Holmes鈥 fictional home] Baker Street.鈥

While the London Metropolitan Police did confirm that they were called to an attempted mugging of the cyclist, no other names or details were given. On Sunday, however, Deliveroo took to Twitter to thank the actor for his heroic actions.

鈥淭hank you Benedict Cumberbatch for your brave actions,鈥 the company鈥檚 account wrote. 鈥淒eliveroo riders are heroes 鈥 their safety is our priority and any violence against them is totally unacceptable. So on behalf of everyone at Deliveroo: thank you.鈥

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