The Blaze in a followup article is reporting (from here):
In an interview this afternoon with Madison Police detectives, the victim in this case recanted his earlier statements in regards to this crime. This crime, alleged to have occurred on High Street in the South Police District, will be cleared as “Unfounded” for case reporting purposes. Once follow up investigation is completed, MPD’s case file will be reviewed with Dane County District Attorney’s Office.I'll be the first to admit that I not only don't understand deviant psychology, I don't care to understand it. Still, it's out there and you need to keep your head when reacting to things around you. One of the signs of deviant psychology is the sheer number of racist and hate crimes that are faked by their victims. There are many of these, including a faked hate crime just a few days ago. Sweetness & Light put up this list of faked crimes although it was back in '06/-'07.
So while the premise of the piece is wrong, I still stand by my conclusions.
Consider getting a concealed carry permit and never answering a door unarmed again.