A variation of the Abe Lincoln
performed using another person's pubic hair (i.e., not one's own). The recipient is often extremely surprised to have the John Wilkes Booth performed on him/her as the presence of a full head of pubic hair has given him/her comfort that an Abe Lincoln
is not imminent. The individual performing the John Wilkes Booth typically exclaims "sic semper tyrannis" as he launches the pubes. The John Wilkes Booth can be performed anywhere, but is most often observed in theater balconies.
"Damn that Steve. I thought he was being a sweetheart by taking me to a play for my birthday, but then he goes and unloads a John Wilkes Booth on me."