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Official resigns after throwing cat during online meeting

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 12:39:47-04

VALLEJO, Calif. — Times-Herald — A planning commissioner of Vallejo, California, resigned after throwing his pet cat and apparently drinking a beer during a Zoom meeting between city officials.

During the teleconference, Chris Platzer announced, “I’d like to introduce my cat,” and then picked up his pet before suddenly tossing the animal off-screen. The Times-Herald says Platzer was seen sipping from a green bottle during the meeting. In an email to the newspaper, Platzer apologized and said he has resigned from the planning commission, effective immediately.

The resignation comes days before the City Council was set to consider a resolution removing him from the panel.