Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler facing a CRIMINAL investigation

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In a rather bizarre turn of events, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are facing criminal charges following their recent vacation. 

The fun holiday, which was documented extensively on Vanessa's Instagram, involved a hike through the Coconino National Forest located in Arizona. 

The criminal investigation was sparked after the pair carved their names inside a love heart on a rock while hiking through the national park and Vanessa posted the seemingly innocuous snap to her social media page. 

The seemingly harmless Valentine's vacation has prompted police to become involved under a federal law that prohibits: "damaging natural surfaces or property of the United States."

Yikes. 

The photo, which has since been deleted, appears to have been carved into a large red stone surface with some sort of sharp device. 

According to E! News, if f charged under this law, the pair could face just under €5000 in fines or up to six months in jail! 

The news comes just a week after Vanessa's standout performance in Grease Live! and the sudden passing of her father to cancer. 

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