by Staten Island Advance
Tuesday August 05, 2008, 2:16 PM
Staten Island commune leader Jeff Gross didn’t have much luck keeping his distance from the woman he identified as his shooter the night of her acquittal.
Just hours after the verdict, Gross, who has since moved to Colorado, was sitting in the lobby of the Staten Island Hotel in Grasmere when the front doors opened and two women walked in.
One of the women was Stephanie Johnson-Foster.
The other, Rebekah Johnson, who spent her first night of freedom in more than a year at the hotel with her mother and sister.
Gross later recounted the chance meeting to a newspaper photographer.
“Nothing happened,” he said.
It does seem coincidental, but I can’t imagine the fright for the shooting victim.