A woman was arrested after pouring an unspecified type of petroleum over four teens who were playing below her second-floor balcony in the Athens suburb of Vyronas on Sunday night.
The incident took place shortly after 10 p.m., while the girls were playing, state-run broadcaster ERT reported.
The 37-year-old woman initially told police that her cat had accidentally pushed over a jerry can she kept on the balcony but officers soon established that she did not own a pet.
Two of the girls – aged 13 and 14 – were transferred to Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital with skin irritations on their head and face.
The suspect is expected to face charges of causing bodily injuries.