A man spotted his SUV one day after he reported it stolen and then followed the vehicle until the driver crashed it into a fence, police said.
The crash happened at South and South Ninth streets in Reading.
Police said the SUV's owner called and gave them a play-by-play of the SUV's location as he was following it.
A witness said private citizens chased down the guy who crashed the SUV.
Police arrived on scene within minutes and took the man driving the stolen SUV into custody.