Could Vanessa Hudgens be getting locked up? After spending Valentine’s weekend in Sedona with her BF, Austin Butler, Vanessa is now under criminal investigation for vandalism. Get the shocking details here!
Oh no! Vanessa Hudgens, 27, doesn’t seem like the rebel type, but she might be in some big trouble for something she did on vacation. When she and Austin Butler, 24, took a couple’s getaway to Sedona, Ariz., for Valentine’s Day, they couldn’t help carving their names into a rock. But while that seemed like a romantic gesture, it was actually illegal — and could land Vanessa in jail!
Vanessa and Austin spent time in the Coconino National Forest of Sedona, taking cute pics and videos together. When they saw the beautiful boulders in the Red Rock Ranger District, they thought it would be sweet to leave their mark by etching “Austin + Vanessa” in a heart onto one of the rocks:
Celeb's defacing of Sedona rock investigated https://t.co/xGWgYBRweq
— ABC15 N Arizona (@abc15naz) February 16, 2016
After sharing this (now-deleted) photo of their carving on Instagram, Austin and Vanessa unfortunately came to find out that it’s illegal to damage or deface rocks in the Red Rock Ranger District. Their pic launched a criminal investigation, as it is a misdemeanor to damage a natural feature on U.S. Forest Service land, according to the Associated Press.
If authorities press charges, Vanessa and Austin could face a $5,000 fine — or even scarier, up to 6 months behind bars. Yikes, there’s no way they could’ve seen that coming when they carved their names on Valentine’s Day!
When Vanessa was asked about the incident by TMZ, she didn’t have anything to say about it. Considering how scary the threat of jail time is, we don’t blame her for keeping quiet. Plus, Vanessa probably feels awful for breaking the law, as we’re sure meant no harm with the cute carving. After all, etching names into a rock is one of the most romantic things lovers can do…that is, unless it’s sacred land!
What do you think of Vanessa’s criminal investigation, HollywoodLifers? Should she have known better, or is it a surprise that she’d be in trouble for carving a rock? Tell us below!