Wondering what not to do in a Zoom meeting? A California official threw his cat and chugged a beer during a city video chat. Video of the teleconference shows him holding up his cat and showing it to his co-workers before tossing it offscreen.

"I'd like to introduce my cat," said Vallejo commissioner Chris Platzer before launching the animal.

Footage also shows him chugging beer from a green glass bottle.

While some of his coworkers tried to laugh it off, others looked completely shook by his behavior.

Someone later leaked the Zoom recording online. 

Platzer could also be heard cussing after the April 20 conference ended and it appears he was drunk during the work call.

Official footage from the commission meeting showed him saying "I’m going to call bull— on you little b—."

The New York Post reports that he sent an email to the city planning group shortly after the call, resigning from his position.

This came a couple of days before the group was set to vote on removing him from office due to misconduct.

Platzer wrote a lengthy apology in the email to the seven-member board. "I did not conduct myself in the Zoom meeting in a manner befitting of a planning commissioner and apologize for any harm I may have inflicted," he said.

He described how much he had enjoyed working for the city and admitted he no longer has the "trust and backing" that he once had.

At the end of his email, he wrote, "I extend my gratitude to those who have supported me during my tenure. I have always felt that serving Vallejo in a voluntary position is honorable because Vallejo is worth serving."

He went on to say "we are all living in uncertain times and I certainly, like many of you, am adjusting to a new normalcy.”

* Right cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.

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