There are a couple of oddities about that article, other than the reporter stalking this guy..
Two police officers from the Temple City, Calif., sheriff's department flank him, looking puzzled. "So, what is it you want to ask this man about?" one of them asks me. "He thinks if he talks to you he's going to get into trouble."
"I don't think he's in any trouble," I say. "I would like to ask him about Bitcoin. This man is Satoshi Nakamoto."
"What?" The police officer balks. "This is the guy who created Bitcoin? It looks like he's living a pretty humble life."
Really? Some random police officer in Temple, CA knows that Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the mysterious creator of Bitcoin?? That seems a bit implausible.
Satoshi Nakamoto's 2008 online proposal also hints at his age, with the odd reference to "disk space" - something that hasn't been an issue since the last millennium - and older research citations of contemporaries' work going back to 1957.
Disk space hasn't been an issue since 1999? Seriously? That's the sort of thing that counts as evidence here? As far as I can tell - disk space is still an issue and not a term that is no longer in general use.
Reading her article it seemed plausible that this chap is the inventor of Bitcoin, but it seemed just as plausible that he was someone who may be a bit tired of crazy reporters calling him up and trying to determine if he's THAT Satoshi Nakamoto.