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Tareq Salahi to Police:

MY WIFE'S BEEN KIDNAPPED

9/14/2011 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Real Housewives of D.C." star Tareq Salahi believes his wife Michaele Salahi was abducted in Virginia yesterday ... but he's afraid the cops aren't taking the situation seriously ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ just spoke with Tareq ... who tells us he last saw Michaele at their home around 11 AM ET yesterday ... right before he left to go to their winery.  Tareq says Michaele told him she was going to get her hair done -- but she never went to the appointment ... and she's been missing ever since.

Tareq claims he got a phone call from Michaele late last night ... from an unfamiliar Oregon cell phone number ... and she told him she was going to her mother's house, located minutes away from the Salahi home. 

Tareq says he was suspicious -- so he called Michaele's mother ... who told him she hadn't spoken with Michaele and was unaware of her plans.  That's when Tareq -- fearing Michaele had been abducted -- called the Warren County Sheriff's Dept. for help.

But Tareq claims deputies told him she had already called them -- informing them she was OK and just dealing with some "family issues."

Tareq tells TMZ ... he believes Michaele had been FORCED to make the phone calls by her abductor ... and believes she is in very real danger ... especially because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.

Tareq says he's considering going to other law enforcement for help because he feels the Warren County Sheriffs are not taking proper action. A rep for the WCSD tells TMZ cops are not releasing any info about the situation at this time.

Tareq has issued a statement saying, "We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help."

He continues, "It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay."

"We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities and please approach her and contact the authorities to intervene and that she may be forced to say she is okay, when in fact she is not and being held under possible abduction.

The Salahi family can be reached at 540-635-9933."

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286.

EE    

A press conference will be held at 4:45 p.m. EST at the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

1101 days ago
287.

GoAwayGloria    

so this is their latest stunt?? Hopefully THIS one will make them become invisible. These people are an absolute joke. Why ANYONE pays them 2 seconds of attention is beyond me.

Remember people, they crashed a white house party. nobody heard about them prior to that. Since then, they have came up with scam after scam after scam to get in front of the cameras. To date, their most mortifying scam is her having Multiple Sclerosis. This one may even top that to which I HOPE will mortify everyone else and they will be treated like the pathetic nobody's they really are.

1101 days ago
288.

bunny    

How'd she get all the way over here? If he can, post the Oregon phone number so the police can track her down and go to the home.

1101 days ago
289.

Tennis Miller    

Check to see if there's a life insurance policy this guy will collect on if she's "dead" (or fakes her death). Or if he just accidently killed her by gently bumping her and she snapped like a twig.

1101 days ago
290.

Rogue Warrior    

She just showed up under my desk and reported that she had a lot of work to do!

1101 days ago
291.

Hawk    

What a load of BS from these two again. Two POS's that need to be excised out of the public view. Nothing of substance to offer and always scamming something or someone for attention. *shaking head*

1101 days ago
292.

fran    

TMZ is just looking for hits...they dont get too many from other stories about athletes or rappers, as no one really cares about them..so its a slow news day... this guy's wife left him and he is using us and the police to find her,let him do his own detective work..maybe she doesnt want to be found ...hmmmmm

1101 days ago
293.

St Murphy    

this is such a stunt..how sad are you 2 skag bags for fame whoring the way you do? your only accomplishment was an illegal activity that should have received federal charges..anyways who ever kidnapped that THING would pay YOU to take IT back!

1101 days ago
294.

Barbarascy    

I am soooo sick of these dumb-assed people. How many stunts are they going to attempt in their quest for unjustified fame? IF this is a stunt I would send both of these ignorant bastards to jail. If not, they need to pay whomever they owe money to and go away. NOBODY is interested in doing ANYTHING with them. NOBODY. They have no talents of any use to anybody in show business. And yet here they are AGAIN trying to get attention anyway they can. GO AWAY!!!!!

1101 days ago
295.

America the joke    

Americans are completly idiotic despite your reserved judgment we must take a kidnapping report serious when you don't the innocent victim ends up dead and im sure the Salahis aren't ready to serve up to 5 years in prison for a hoaxed kidnapping just think idiots

1101 days ago
296.

Know it for a fact    

This is just a teaser for her new reality show "Where is the World is Michaele Salahi?"

1101 days ago
297.

ChunkyLightning    

I have a hard time not thinking this is to get their face in the news. If she is fine then they should throw the book at these two. Hell sprinkle some crack on them and lock them up for some real time. I don't want to hear this was publicity again and they can't do much because he was SURE she was taken even though she wasn't.

1101 days ago
298.

Hank    

They really shouldn't zoom in on her face. She looks really old and has bad skin.

1101 days ago
299.

Sheila Hawk    

HOpe he didn't do away with her and trying to cover up!!

1101 days ago
300.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

So it's now confirmed that the swahilis have no limit to the depths they'll sink to for publicity.

Everyone knows that crap doesn't work. Ask Sinatra Jr.

1101 days ago
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