I was misinformed on the range of station guns. They have 150 kilometer range, in fact. 150. One-hundred, fifty. Yep.
And then like a moron, I lost my pod.
There isn't much of a story to tell other than playing cat and mouse with this guy. He lands at 100 km from the station, burns out to 130k. I come out to greet him and aggress since I thought the sentry gun range was 100 km (NB: It is 150 km). I die very quickly to what I originally thought was this Thrasher, grab the first thing I can find to warp away (the station that is at 130 km), spam the warp button, and lose my expensive egg as I am just sitting there (a warp target needs to be at least 150 km away).
Not my proudest nor cheapest nights of EVE.