The editors of “The Real Bolingbrook News” secret subreddit announced in a post that they doubt the news that Royce Road is flooded:
“This is fake news, by fake reporters and fake eyewitnesses!”
They also write: “Instead of acknowledging the victory of Roger Claar and the First Party for Bolingbrook First, the lying press is making up stories about floods to smear them. The Reddit army must not stand for this!”
During a Skype chat, a man who identified himself as BB1, pointed out several “anomalies” in the flood reports:
“There’s a video of a supposed rescue along Royce Road. Yet, as a lifelong Bolingbrook Bengal, I don’t remember a section of the road looking like that. Plus, I’m almost positive I’ve seen the man playing Battalion Chief Dan Graff, in a movie. I’m sure he’s a crisis actor. Furthermore, look at the car. I’m sure it could have kept going. If the flood waters are so dangerous, why is he casually walking and standing around? This is fake.”
According to official sources, it is dangerous to drive into standing water that is more 5 inches deep, and no one should drive into water that is over nine inches deep. Six inches of rushing flood waters can knock a person over.
Still, the 10 members of the subreddit insist all the Royce Road flood footage is fake.
Member MissiForever explained in a post: “Roger Clair (sic) created the Bolingbrook Golf Club to prevent local flooding. Roger always knows what’s best. That’s why he endorsed Trump. If Royce Road is flooded, that means Roger is wrong and endorsing Trump was wrong. As long as I bleed blue and purple, I know that Roger is right. Therefore Royce Road isn’t flooded and Trump is making us great again!”
When presented with eyewitness accounts of Royce Road being flooded, and personal accounts of basements in Bolingbrook flooding, the members said the witnesses were brainwashed.
In their joint statement, they blamed Will County Trustee, and former Bolingbrook mayoral candidate, Jackie Traynere, for staging the recent flood scenes in the news:
“Jackie is using her influence in Will County to stage these obviously fake scenes. She is trying to get her revenge against Roger by using the liberal media to smear him. We cannot let her get away with this. Roger is the best mayor Bolingbrook has had in its 60-year history!”
When reached for comment, Traynere said that she supports the brave members of the Bolingbrook Fire Department, and laughed at the Reddit group.
Charlene Z. Spencer, a public relations intern for the Village of Bolingbrook, confirmed what most residents already knew:
“Unfortunately, Bolingbrook does flood. The land used for the Golf Club is also part of our floodplain control efforts. We have never said it would prevent all flooding in Bolingbrook. I will add that Roger believes the Golf Club will consistently turn a profit someday.”
In the background, a man who sounded like Claar said: “You’re lucky my officers arrested you before you drove into the water. I know you saw the signs before driving around the barriers. What part of ‘Road Closed’ didn’t you understand?”