Man allegedly demands money, takes mug

KIANTONE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Jamestown man allegedly demanded money from an employee of a tattoo shop Wednesday night, and when the worker didn’t comply he allegedly stole a mug.

William J. Michishima, 26, is accused of an incident at Something Beautiful Tattoo and Piercing Shop, on Foote Avenue, in Kiantone. New York State Police said Michishima entered the business and demanded money before taking a coffee mug from a display shelf.

Michishima was located by police, who said he admitted to the incident. Michishima is charged with third-degree attempted robbery and petit larceny. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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