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Vanessa Hudgens Fined $1000 for Illegal Valentine’s Day Instagram Post



For Valentine's Day, Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend Austin Butler hung out in Coconino National Forest and commemorated the experience with their names carved into a rock. It was all romance and smiles, until they found out that counted as "damaging natural surfaces or property of the United States," and possibly lead to six months in jail along with a fine of $5000 (via TMZ).


Hudgens posted a photo of the carving with a heart and the names “Vanessa” and “Austin” inside it on her Instagram page.

According to a statement of probable cause, Hudgens admitted to damaging the red rock and provided information to pinpoint the location.

Volunteers and U.S. Forest Service employees found the carving around Feb. 23 on a geologic formation known as Bell Rock. The area is popular with tourists.

The $1,000 in restitution resolves a misdemeanor citation against Hudgens. A volunteer group called Friends of the Forest will use the money to restore the rock wall.

A publicist for Hudgens did not immediately respond to a message left Friday.


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