Michaele and Tareq Salahi, best known as the “White House gate-crashers” and the sometime stars of ‘Real Housewives of DC,’ may or may not be in the midst of a true crime drama.

Tareq told TMZ his wife went to a hair appointment Tuesday morning and never returned. She allegedly called him from an unfamiliar phone number later on, saying she was going to visit her mother. When Tareq called Michaele’s mom, she said she hadn’t heard from her daughter.

Michaele also supposedly called the local sheriff’s department to say she was fine and just dealing with “some family issues.” Because of that, Tareq says law enforcement has been unwilling to help him find her.

Now he’s sounding the alarm because he believes his wife was abducted and forced to make those calls by her captor, and he’s issued a statement asking the public for help.

The problem, of course, is the Salahis are perennial publicity-hounds, so no one’s quite sure whether to take this situation seriously — which is what happens when you cry “wolf” for attention a little too often.

[TMZ]