KEENE, Texas — Retired Southwestern Adventist University Communications Director Ventista Banxie was arrested this morning while spray-painting an abandoned building.
Despite the long-time evangelistic campaign volunteer’s explanation that she was “just trying to reach the young people in their language,” local police coaxed her down from her walker and into a squad car.
Banxie has yet to be formally charged with any crime related to what she, with a straight face, described to investigators as “graffiti evangelism.”
Police spokesperson Inge Merr said to reporters and a concerned group of Banxie’s children and grandchildren that she likely would soon be released with a warning.
“The police chief wants her to leave the police station,” said Merr, who claimed Banxie had taken advantage of her captive audience and was currently presenting session three of a seven-part prophecy series to a growing group of curious officers.