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    'I Had to, You Know?': Twitter Ecstatic Over 'Selfless Sherlock' Fighting Thugs

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    Benedict Cumberbatch’s inner Sherlock apparently rejoiced as the Hollywood star, who played the world-renowned detective in the wildly popular BBC series “Sherlock,” came to the rescue of a man in downtown London on Friday night.

    According to The Sun, he was in a taxi riding down Marylebone High Street, just walking distance from his character’s Baker Street home, when he suddenly saw a food delivery man being hit over the head by a gang of four. Cumberbatch stepped in moments later and attacked one of the muggers, while the driver grabbed hold of another one.

    The deed naturally unleashed myriad reactions on Twitter:

    One user ironically remarked that just to see the cult actor would have been enough for one of the assailants to turn themselves in:

    The incident appears to have added to vehement excitement about "Cucumber." Most long-time fans stated the news had further strengthened their opinion and trust in their "selfless" idol.

    After the incident, on hearing that the man was safe and sound, the actor rushed to give him a hug: “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know?” Cumberbatch was quoted as saying.

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