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Vanessa Hudgens Carves a Heart Into a Rock, Is Fined $1,000 for Being Too Romantic

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Vanessa Hudgens, always a heartbreaker, is now a heart-carver and a federal offender. She was fined $1,000 for etching a heart into a red rock wall Sedona, Arizona, during a Valentine’s Day trip with boyfriend Austin Butler. Defacing U.S. Forest Service features is a violation of federal law, and they take this kinda thing very seriously. “This incident is currently under investigation, so there is not much I can share specifically since I am not privy to the details of an investigation until it is complete,” Coconino National Forest Public Affairs Officer Brady Smith told Us Weekly. “However, I can say that the issue of people carving their names and other things in rocks in the Sedona and surrounding area is always a challenge we face, and try to inform people about its destructive nature. We have found that when one person carves something, it encourages others to carve.” Maybe she mistook the rock for The Rock, with whom she starred in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Vanessa Hudgens Carves Heart in Rock, Fined $1k