New Jersey did the same thing. Obviously these people have no idea how the Internet works in real life. I want to bet they do believe what they see on TV and that is why they do stupid stuff like this. And of course, there is the element of grandstanding in front of the voting folks as being tough on crime.
I bet he is so savvy about the internet, he even has his own GeoCities page.
Hat Tip @RogerGascoigne