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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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61.

Chase    

I thought it was wealthy people who got kidnapped? Anyone remember "balloon boy"? Let 'em keep her!!

1033 days ago
62.

ss    

HEY A-HOLE GROW THE F**K UP AND GET A JOB AND STOP TRYING TO GET 15 MORE MINUTES OF FAME TO MAKE MONEY YOU TWO HAVE NO TALENT, GET A JOB

1033 days ago
63.

Marty    

Maybe he thinks this is a great time to get rid of the witch! What a great excuse to have her done in.

1033 days ago
64.

andrea P    

oh PLEASE, if there is a God, don't let her come back! I'm sick of these people....put her in the same black hole along with Casey Anthony, Lindsey Lohan, Snooki and the Kardashians....

1033 days ago
65.

Abe    

Who the hell would want her?

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1033 days ago
66.

Lauren    

sounds like she wants a break from her life

1033 days ago
67.

Sonja    

Number one: they have been out of the spotlight for a time now and want back in, so obviously a stunt by them. Number two: who in the hell would want her? and Number three: she is probably running away from him. He's more nuts than she is!

1033 days ago
68.

Lizz    

Why couldn't they BOTH go missing?! STOP WASTING TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND OUR POLICE OFFICERS' TIME WITH YOUR NONSENSE! THEY ARE NEEDED FOR TRUE EMERGENCIES AND MISSING PEOPLE! These ******** should be fined!

1033 days ago
69.

erkg    

if they hadn't been such focused on publicity in the past then people would take them more seriously.

1033 days ago
70.

Pimpcessa    

I think it's a scam, and that's why they are covering their butts by Michaele contacting the cops so they can eventually say it was all a misunderstanding and can't come after them for playing a hoax ala baloon boy. Not many people that are abducted contact the police to say "Don't worry, I'm fine". These idiots are probably thinking that will keep them from prosecution when we find out that she went on a cruise or something, and she left him a voicemail that he just never received cuz you know how cell phones are.....

1033 days ago
71.

JW    

Maybe she ran away with a real man. Anyways, every three to four months, it's Salahi time - we're looking for a surrogate, we're going to be on RHBV, we rented a mansion in BH........it's an ugly, horrible publicity cycle. This time they should be CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL OFFENSES if this turns out to be another game.

1033 days ago
72.

freaksloan    

Who the hell are these people and why should I care?

1033 days ago
73.

RD    

WHO CARES!!!!

1033 days ago
74.

Snoogs    

I guess this is what happens when you bullsh*t your way through life as a career choice. If it really is true, I hope these morons learn a valuable lesson about the dangers of manipulating the media and the public at large. If it's a stunt, I hope they learn how to enjoy prison food.

1033 days ago
75.

Anonymoose    

The CNAM for that number comes back as USA POLO TEAM.

1033 days ago
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