Much as Edward Snowden vanished, so too has a 10-foot-tall puppet likeness of the government whistle-blower created by a Richmond artist.
Lilly Lamberta, the director of All the Saints Theater Company, says she spent a week making giant likenesses of Snowden and his anti-secret contemporaries Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
After their debut at the guerrilla theater company's annual Halloween parade from Monroe Park through Oregon Hill, Lamberta says Snowden mysteriously disappeared. He was last seen at the end of the parade.
Did the puppet go into hiding or was he stolen? If it's the latter, Lamberta says she doesn't have any suspects.
"Things go missing," she says. "But this is the largest puppet that's been stolen.
"It's funny, because it could be someone who likes (Snowden) or it could be someone who … doesn't."