2 women playing Pokemon Go find lost toddler

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Two Women Playing Pokemon Go Find Lost Toddler

STOCKTON (KTXL) -- There's been a lot of news about the latest app craze, Pokemon Go, but not all of it has been good news.

But Friday night, two Stockton women trying to find new Pokemon found a lost little girl instead, and they may have saved the child's life.

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You've probably never met a Pokemon Go player like 58-year-old Pamela Rowe.

"Little kids on skateboards with their families, college students, and yes, even us seniors," Rowe said.

She got into the game when her friend, Cynthia Rond didn't want to hunt Pokemon in Stockton at night by herself.

"Here I am walking by myself, and I just didn't really feel comfortable. I felt like I needed a buddy system going," Rond said.

"We're just chit-chatting. We're going to go catch Pokemon, be an hour or so," Rowe said.

Looking for new Pokemon Friday night, as they'd done before, the two stumbled upon a little girl who looked to be no older than 2, crossing a busy street by herself.

"She had a diaper on and a long-sleeve shirt," Rowe said.

The women were shocked to see the little girl alone.

"Well yeah, and not just that. To know that 10 to 15 minutes passed before anyone showed up to look for her," Rowe said.

The two stayed with the child even after two young boys on their bikes showed up claiming the girl was their sister.

Eventually, sheriff's deputies arrived and returned the girl home.

The sheriff's deputies didn't want to speak with FOX40 on camera about the situation, but they said the girl lives with her grandma, in a good home. Grandma just lost track of the girl for a second, and she walked out the door.

"It would've broke my heart if I had drove past and not stopped. I don't think I would've been able to live with myself if something happened to the little girl," Rowe said.

She's a self-proclaimed amateur at Pokemon Go, but even sheriff's deputies say Rowe and Rond handled this situation like masters.

Imagine what they might catch next time!

San Joaquin sheriff's deputies told FOX 40 over the phone they've had major issues with Pokemon Go recently -- that includes a number of calls for suspicious vehicles and people walking around neighborhoods late at night. They're glad though that in this case it led the two women to find the young girl.

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Nintendo Co.'s Pokemon Go is displayed on a smartphone in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Pokemon Go debuted last week on iPhones and Android devices in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, letting players track down virtual characters in real locations using their smartphones. Nintendo is an investor in Niantic Inc., the games developer. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 11: Monument Square, Portland, was a hotspot of activity for the Pokemon Go 'augmented reality' game Monday evening. From left, Shellbe Flynn, Jordan Regios (mostly hidden) and Elizabeth Hook. (Photo by Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 11: Mary Baker, 18, plays the mobile game Pokemon Go as she walks through the Public Garden in Boston, Mass., July 11, 2016. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 11: Kaelyn Kespert, 10, of Scarborough, plays Pokemon Go at Deering Oaks Park. (Photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Medical student Jag Chilana plays Pokemon Go on his smartphone at Union Square, July 11, 2016 in New York City. The success of Nintendo's new smartphone game, Pokemon Go, has sent shares of Nintendo soaring. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
David Melendez (C) uses three phones as he plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Jerimie Nason (C) plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo as people pass him on the street outside Grand Central Terminal in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
A virtual map of Bryant Park is displayed on the screen as a man plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/Illustration
Leo Mesquita (R) and Jean Suplicy (2nd R) play the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo as they walk away from the Chrysler Building in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire pumps his fist after catching a Pokemon in the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. Just days after being made available in the U.S., the mobile game Pokemon Go has jumped to become the top-grossing app in the App Store. And players have reported wiping out in a variety of ways as they wander the real world, eyes glued to their smartphone screens, in search of digital monsters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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