Benedict Cumberbatch’s Home Was Attacked By A Knife-Wielding Chef

May 30, 2023 / Posted by:

Benedict Cumberbatch has been enjoying life (and paychecks) as a magical superhero within the MCU for many years. However, he is just a man and has no real superpowers unless you consider installing really good home security as a superpower. Because recently, Benedict’s family came under attack by a knife-wielding chef who attempted to enter his home for some unknown reason. And before you ask, no, it was not Gordon Ramsay, even though this sounds like something he would do to let off steam after another failed attempt at risotto.

According to The Daily Beast, Benedict and his wife Sophie Hunter, were at home with their three young sons (ages 3 to 8) when all of a sudden crazed chef Jack Bissell descended upon their home with a fish knife. But he wasn’t there to filet a salmon for dinner. He was there to do bodily harm to Benny and his kin. But the reason for his unwanted visit still remains a mystery.

Cumberbatch, his wife, Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were all home when chef Jack Bissell began his attack, The Times reports. Once on the premises of their London home, the chef spat on the home’s intercom before dislodging it with a fish knife. The date of the attack has not been made public.

“I know you’ve moved here,” Bissell, previously a chef at the five-star Beaumont Hotel in London’s Mayfair, reportedly yelled. “I hope it burns down.” Although the chef fled the scene, DNA evidence from the intercom allowed police to make the arrest, The Times reports.

I have no idea what prompted Jack to go on this ill-fated mission, but prior to making it to Benedict’s house Jack made a quick stop to purchase some pita bread, and while there, he divulged his dastardly plan to the shopkeeper.

Prosecutors in the Wood Green Crown Court case said that before the incident took place, Bissell also stopped to buy two packs of pita bread, TheTimes reports. At that point, the paper recounts, Bissell told the shopkeeper that he planned to burn down the movie star’s residence.

“Naturally all of the family were absolutely terrified and thought this guy was going to get in and hurt them,” a source told the Daily Mail of the attack. “Luckily it never went that far. Benedict and Sophie have had many sleepless nights since worrying that they may be targeted again.”

Ultimately, Jack pleaded guilty to criminal damage and received a restraining order and a fine of $310. And I think this swift justice can be attributed to Benedeict’s faithful fan base, The Cumberbitches. Because you can’t tell me they didn’t invoke a Code Ten emergency once, they realized their leader’s life was in danger. And the shopkeeper is probably the president of the Cumberbitch fan club, so Jack’s plan was destined to fail from the very beginning.

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