D Unit from West Midlands Police worked with Dudley Neighbourhood Task Force to help locate the man, who was described as a prolific vehicle crime offender, at a house in the Pedmore area of Stourbridge on Thursday.
The drone footage shot from above shows the man trying to escape from the back of the house, only to be caught by officers and detained by a police dog, before being arrested.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police Eye in the Sky said: "D unit earlier with drone working with Dudley Neighbourhood Task Force and dogs in Stourbridge.
"A prolific vehicle crime offender was arrested after trying to make off out the rear of an address, with officers directed in by drone and the man detained by dog officer."
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "A 25-year-old man arrested in the Pedmore area of Stourbridge this morning (26 Jan) on suspicion of theft of a vehicle remains in police custody as our enquiries continue."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on the website on Live Chat quoting Log 1723 of 25/01/23.