47.5 Lost Property
Danny Lee Smith and his brother, Jeffery len Smith, found a 16-foot fiberglass boat lying beside the roadway in Mobile County, Alabama. Seeing two sheriff’s deputies, they stopped them to discuss the boat. Over Smiths’ objections, the deputies impounded the boat. The Smiths made it clear that id the true owner of the boat was not found, they wanted the boat. The true owner did not claim the boat. Mobile County claimed the boat and wanted to auction it off for sale to raise money for county recreational programs. The Smiths claimed the boat as finders. Alabama did not have an estray statute that applied to the situation.
Who gets the boat? Why?
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