Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of the BBC TV show Sherlock Holmes was in an Uber, driven by Driver Manuel Dias. This was a TMZ moment in the making, as it was a hero come to life moment.
Benedict saw a bicyclist being attacked as he took his helmet off by 4 men who hit the cyclist over the head with a bottle. Without a moment of hesitation, the actor jumped out of the car to help the distressed cyclist. Then Dias decided to jump out and help the hero who was in action, helping the cyclist and fending off the the 4 attackers.
According to Dias, the actor wasn’t hurt and was able to defend himself against all 4 attackers. He also said Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t need much help, as shortly after he arrived the attackers recognized who was keeping them at bay was the actor of the TV show Sherlock Holmes.
Interesting to note, the attack took place a block away from Baker Street, where the story of Sherlock Holmes takes place.