Vanessa Hudgens under investigation for allegedly defacing Sedona Red Rock

Vanessa Hudgens and Boyfriend Austin Butler Are Under Investigation For Alleged Etching
Vanessa Hudgens and Boyfriend Austin Butler Are Under Investigation For Alleged Etching

Vanessa Hudgens is between a rock and a hard place after an alleged act of love has brought her under fire.

The 27-year-old actress and her 24-year-old boyfriend, Austin Butler, allegedly carved their names in a heart into a rock formation in Sedona, Arizona over Valentine's Day weekend, but the gesture might have broken a federal law.

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A public affairs officer for Coconino National Forest tells ET the incident involving Hudgens and Butler "is under investigation."

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"Officials at the Coconino National Forest became aware of the incident [Monday] when the media alerted them of the situation," the officer tells ET. "There is no deadline for this investigation -- it takes as long as it takes. The maximum punishment for this is $5k and/or 6 months behind bars."

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ET has reached out to Hudgens' rep for comment.

Eyebrows were raised after Hudgens posted a picture of the carving on Instagram, but the post has since been deleted.

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