According to her husband, Michaele Salahi was abducted yesterday morning. We'll report this story as seriously as we can, simply mentioning up front that these people have crashed a White House party, gotten thrown out of Celebrity Rehab and reportedly screwed a charity out of money.
Tareq tells TMZ that he last saw his wife at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, when she left for a hair appointment. But she never showed up at the salon, and then called Tareq late last night from a Oregon phone number to say she was headed to her mom's house.
But Michaele's mother told her son-in-law that she never spoke to her daughter and had not seen her all day.
Tareq's theory? His wife made that call against her will. He therefore dialed the Warren County Sheriff's Department and asked for assistance.
However, the police said they had already heard from Michaele, she assured them everything was fine and "family issues" were to blame for the confusion.With authorities offering little help, Tareq has issued a statement on the matter. It reads: "We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help.
"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."
Do you believe Michaele Salahi was kidnapped?
UPDATE: Salahi apparently was with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, according to a representative with Schon's management company.
The awful reality star told a sheriff's deputy late yesterday that she was "with a good friend and was where she wanted to be," Warren County, Virginia, Sheriff Danny McEathron said in a statement to CNN.