Vanessa Hudgens Will Probably Have to Pay a Hefty Price for That Rock Carving Debacle

It's either that or she'll have to go to court!

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Back in February, Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend Austin Butler took a Valentine's Day weekend break to Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Arizona. And while there, they carved their names in a heart onto a rock, which is a very bad thing to do!

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Because Coconino's rocks are special red rocks, protected by federal law (as part of a prohibition on "damaging natural surfaces or property of the United States," TMZ confirmed back in February). Defacing them in any way thus constitutes breaking the law—and because Vanessa later posted an Instagram of her and Austin's carving, she basically got herself caught red (rock) handed in the act. She's been "cooperative" with officials in their investigation since, Billboard reports, and so will either have to pay an "undisclosed fine" (a maximum of $5,000, so she'll be fine) or "appear in court to answer to the misdemeanor violations of defacing and/or damaging natural features." This could also lead to a six-month-long jail sentence, though—and imagine explaining that to your cellmates. 

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