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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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91.

mommadona    

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...... {*sound of crickets} NOW, what ELSE ya got?

1143 days ago
92.

lindsay    

attention whores..sorry if you cry wolf, no one will believe you when something really happens...

1143 days ago
93.

Mr E    

Classic case of the Boy who cried wolf. They are such a joke, that if they walked up to you on fire you STILL would not believe them, and neither would I.

1143 days ago
94.

CC    

With so many desperate attempts to get attention by the Salahi's this is a lot like crying wolf isn't it? Not hard to understand why the police department might be approaching any investigation with caution, although in some jurisdictions the person has to be missing for 24 hrs before being considered missing.
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Anyway, Michaele is such a high maintenance b_tch that even if she was kidnapped her abductors would probably pay Tareq to take her back. Not that Tareq is any better - they both deserve each other.

1143 days ago
95.

HMMMM    

OMG, they met with balloon boys parents, didn't they? LOL

1143 days ago
96.

KarlaFish    

these people have a pathological need for attention.

1143 days ago
97.

tina    

Give me a F****** break!! Who would want that skanky Beeatch!!

1143 days ago
98.

Jess    

Heidi and Spencer 2.0

1143 days ago
99.

Marisa    

Hey, TMZ. This better be true and not like the story on Michael Lohan's heart attack. Don't get our hopes up only to crush them with a "it turns out everything is fine"

1143 days ago
100.

jxtr    

Another shameless publicity stunt. I guess this will be part of their next reality show.

People need to stop watching and supporting reality shows. These people are getting crazier and unnecessarility utilizing taxpayers' resources such as police and so forth.

1143 days ago
101.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Let me get this straight. He calls the sheriff's department to tell them that his wife has been kidnapped and she's already called them to tell me she's OK. Why would anyone call law enforcement to say that nothing is wrong? No wonder the sheriff told them to stuff it.
These fame whores are just trying to make a few bucks by getting their name in internet gossip columns. And it worked, didn't it TMZ.

1143 days ago
102.

bunnifoofoo    

So they give their contact number on TMZ? Yep...stunt!

1143 days ago
103.

char    

their housewives show from washington was canceled so they have to stay relevant. they are both seriously mental.if the police aren't taking this serious it's no wonder,its like the runaway bride, if its a hoax hope they both will be prosecuted.

1143 days ago
104.

Mimi    

Are they joking??? If this is some sort of publicity stunt, that is SERIOUSLY low. And if it's not, and she's really in some kind of trouble, I sincerely hope that law enforcement is able to help them. If she has been kidnapped and they are "forcing" her to make calls, wouldn't they have already sent some sort of ransom? Wouldn't 'they' be angry that this is now posted on TMZ? Bizarre.

1143 days ago
105.

maria    

Thye should be injail long time ago when thye appear at TH White House dinner ,they use the fifth amendment at the court and they got free ,money talk and expensive lawyer,this things happen only in America! they should be in jail this is a plot against Government Security

1143 days ago
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