Limo, dog but no sign of Tareq or Michaele at Salahi house

By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report

According to one neighbor, news reporters and photographers from all over the country–and a few feds in unmarked SUVs–have steadily streamed past the Linden, VA home of Tareq and Michaele Salahi since The Washington Post broke the story that the reality TV hopefuls were uninvited guests at Tuesday’s White House State Dinner.

On Saturday, the couple’s white stretch limo was parked in the driveway of the house and a dog, presumably Michaele’s doberman Rio, could be heard barking and moving inside the home. A sign near the front door was posted that said “Hi Dana, Thanks for watching the dog. See you after weekend.”

Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron said his office had not received any complaints about the couple’s dog but that his office planned to make contact to check on the animal’s welfare.

Tasha Smelser, who has worked at the Salahi family’s Oasis Winery off and on since 2005, described Rio as “very sweet and gentle.”

“I watched him for a week in 2005 when Tareq and Michael went on vacation. If they go to jail I hope I get to keep him,” she said.

The Salahis live on the normally quiet Scenic Overlook Dr., a pavement and gravel road in the 5-home Moseby’s Estates subdivision.

Pausing for a moment while riding on horseback past the Salahis house, homeowners association president Travis Frantz, who has battled his controversial neighbors for years over unpaid association dues, said he hopes the Salahi’s are “not in this community much longer.” Frantz said he has been visited by sheriff’s deputies a few times since he bought his home in 2006 looking to serve papers on the Salahis but said he had not been contacted by the Secret Service.

Frantz said he nor his wife had seen the Salahis since Michaele was spotted at the mailbox with her Audi on Wednesday, the day before the state dinner scandal broke.

Warren County Report first reported that Secret Service agents visited Oasis Winery Friday in search of the couple.

The Salahis have not responded to requests for comment made through their Facebook page which has been active for hours a day since the incident.

More photos here.

Follow Dan on Twitter and Facebook.

Dan McDermott:

Published in: on November 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm  Comments (8)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Not the first time the Obama White House has had gatecrashers.

  2. Different house than the one pictured in the print edition of the Warren County Report last month (with the Real Housewives of DC story). But I suppose they could have more than one home.

  3. more than one home they CLAIM to have, anyway!

  4. Do they have kids?

    sharehr your compassion…

  5. […] found this article regarding Salahi Mansion. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)RHODC Recap Episode […]

  6. When people buy and sell bulk wholesale nuts, there are some
    handling rules they need to follow to keep their products
    fresh. If you think only women are fashion-conscious, you are very much mistaken.
    The information and descriptions about the products is the key
    to selling each one of them.

  7. It’s wonderful that you are getting thoughts from this post as well as from our argument made here.

  8. If some one wishes expert view about running a blog after that i recommend him/her to visit this website, Keep up the
    good job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: