§38-11-12. Liability of lienor or pledgee for safe return of
property delivered to another.
Whenever any lienor or pledgee or his assignee shall
lawfully deliver the possession of the property which he holds
under a lien or pledge to any third person, by reason of any
assignment, lawful repledge, or otherwise, such lienor or pledgee
shall be liable to the owner of the property for the safekeeping
and safe return of such property, and shall in such case be
answerable for its loss or for any damage to it while it was out
of his possession.