If a person who is mentally incapable of appreciating what they are doing, or who is under a mistake as to the identity of the person with whom they are dealing, entrusts another with a chattel, the recipient becomes a bailee1. This is consistent with the general principle that a bailment arises whenever one person is voluntarily in possession of goods that belong to another, and that it is the consent of the putative bailor that is critical to bailment, the consent of the putative bailor being generally
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