Section 6-6-260

Recovery of attorney's fee by person claiming to be owner of lost or stolen property.

Any person claiming to be the owner of lost or stolen property found in the possession of another may, if such person continues to withhold such property five days after demand made therefor and after reasonable proof of his ownership has been made to such holder, commence an action for and recover in an action in detinue, filed against the person withholding said property, a reasonable attorney's fee for the services of his attorney in such action if such claimant prevails therein, upon proof of the reasonable value of such services, which attorney's fee shall be included in the judgment entered in the action and which shall be in addition to any other damages recoverable in such cases.

(Acts 1951, No. 771, p. 1340.)