When a crime victim in Santa Fe, New Mexico, chased after the teenage suspects, he scared them so much they called police for help.
Several people in the area had called 911, saying vandals had shot at their cars. One of the victims hopped in his car and followed the suspects.
Officials said the teen suspects must have become scared because they called police.
"Every time we speed up, that car speeds up and tries to keep up with us," the teens told a 911 dispatcher.
When officers responded, they arrested the five teens.
Police said the teens admitted to driving around neighbourhoods and shooting at innocent people's cars with their BB guns.
Luciano Romero, 18, and his 15, 16 and 17-year-old friends were arrested. In addition to property damage, they also face drug paraphernalia charges because police found marijuana pipes in the car.