When he was caught, Sean Drumm threatened violence towards two female policewomen, striking them in the face several times.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan remanded the defendant on bail of £500. He will appear before Dungannon Crown Court for arraignment next month.
Defence barrister Alan Blackburn: ‘This is an enormous personal tragedy for my client who feels let down by the PSNI.’
The man took the bottle without paying after being told he was barred from the off-licence.
Defence barrister Stefan Rafferty said the incident had been very unfortunate.
The court heard CCTV footage showed the woman leaving the taxi in a distressed state.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said the court took “a dim view of thefts from charity” as he imposed the community service order.