A 31-year-old Ottawa man was charged with prowling and harassment after allegedly following a woman to her Sandy Hill apartment early Sunday morning.

The woman in her early 20s was riding her bicycle home from work around 4 a.m. when she noticed she was being followed by a small, gold sedan, police said.

Once she arrived outside her Besserer Street apartment, the man continued to follow her on foot, police said.

The man was arrested on a fire escape after the woman called police.

He has been charged with prowling at night and harassment by watching or besetting.

The man appeared in court Monday and was released on conditions, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.