What would I gain from that?
Yuri [ Editor ]
There are a lot of reason to pod someone:
1) To be mean/grief.
2) To get the corpse (some people collect them).
3) To collect the bounty (for which you need the corpse).
4) To inflict greater loss on the pilot. A set of high level implants can be more expensive than the ship that is destroyed (even without insurance).
5) To banish them from local space--particularly in worm hole space where the pilot then needs to find a way back into WH space.
6) To more quickly loose security standing.