Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler are currently under investigation after an alleged act of love has resulted to damaging one of Arizona’s prized national features.
The former Disney actress visited a famous rock formation located in Sedona, Arizona during the Valentine’s Day weekend, where she and boyfriend Butler allegedly carved their names and a heart on the said prized-rock feature, Entertainment Tonight reported. Hudgens was said to have shared a picture of the alleged rock etch on Instagram which caught the attention of many critics.
The Instagram post has since been deleted, but not before local authorities were informed of the picture. A public affairs officer for the Coconino National Forest told Entertainment Tonight that they are investigating the allegation.
“Officials at the Coconino National Forest became aware of the incident [Monday] when the media alerted them of the situation. There is no deadline for this investigation -- it takes as long as it takes,” the officer stated.
Meanwhile, Coconino National Forest spokesperson Brady Smith shared during an interview with Fox News Tuesday that he was not sure if local law authorities have already located the alleged heart carving which contained Hudgens and Butler’s names. He also mentioned that the authorities will investigate social media for further posts about the incident, as well as contact potential witnesses.
If the investigation proves that Hudgens and her boyfriend did commit the alleged illegal activity, both may face up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.
Hudgens, nor her representatives, have yet to comment on the news.