Teeth were bared and fur was flying as a Doggone Idiot let his dog roam free at 7th and Montana this morning. The fun began when the dog -- a German Shepherd mix -- bounded right over to Our Favorite Sheepdog Charlie who, predictably, went into Attack Mode. To add insult to near injury, not only did the owner of the Shepherd have a leash with him, but he moved in slow motion, hovering nearby while Richard restrained an increasingly ferocious Charlie. Finally, Richard -- himself practically foaming at the mouth -- stated the obvious: "Would you please put your dog on a leash?!? Charlie is unpredictable with other dogs!" The Shepherd was last seen bounding into traffic at the intersection of 7th and Montana. Meanwhile, it seems somehow ironic that the incident occurred two days after tragedy struck at the nearby home of Actor Ving Rhames, where a caretaker died after being mauled by a pair of Bull Mastiffs. All is quiet today at the Rhames home on San Vicente but a sign posted on the front gate -- "Beware of Dog" -- speaks louder than words.