Vanessa Hudgens had to pay one thousand dollars for damaging natural rocks by etching her name with her boyfriend’s inside a heart.
I got a blank space baby and I’ll write your name.... Taylor Swift might have made that sound cool in the song, but while she might have meant it metaphorically or even literally, Vanessa Hudgens took it to another level on Valentine’s Day this year.
The 27 year old actress is absolutely smitten with her 24 year old boyfriend Austin Butler and while other girls might have been carving their names on trees and rocks all over the world, Vanessa etched her name and Austin’s into famed red rocks in a national forest during a trip to Sedona, Arizona.
Vanessa then took a picture of her 1 by 1 foot heart with their names inside. She shared her artwork on her Instagram feed to show to her fans and friends. That turned out to be a bad call. It allowed National Forest Service to catch her for her misdemeanour.
Someone alerted the authorities to the illegal act documented on Instagram by followers of the actress. Coconino National Forest Service spokesman Brady Smith explained that she was caught because she publicized about her deed on Instagram. He said that they would not have known about it otherwise but Vanessa brought this on herself.
Vanessa realized her mistake in time to take off the picture from her Instagram and then cooperated with the authorities. Otherwise, this offence would have landed the perpetrator with 6 months in jail and 5 thousand dollars in fines, according to NYDaily.
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However, Vanessa’s cooperation led her to be considered softly. She indicated where she had etched the names and the heart and paid one thousand dollars in fines. The fine would be given to volunteer group called Friends of the Forest who will restore the rock known as Bell Rock by washing it or sanding it.