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Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Strange' star, praised for fighting off street muggers

Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Strange' star, praised for fighting off street muggers

Consider this: You're in a group of muggers in London, trying to steal a delivery man's bike, and Sherlock Holmes comes barreling at you.

What do you do? Ask for an autograph? Run?

Four would-be thieves chose Option 2, fleeing after actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who has plays Holmes in the popular BBC series "Sherlock," jumped out of an Uber and chased them down in an act the driver has said was heroic.

The Sun reported the November incident after Uber driver Manuel Dias came forward. He told the paper he did not recognize Cumberbatch at first, but it dawned on him after the assailants smashed a bottle on the victim's head and Cumberbatch ran toward them yelling:...

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